BJP believes in taking along everyone: Arjun Singh

18 May,2024 10:07 AM IST |  Barrackpore (WB)  |  mid-day online correspondent

They do not see which party the leader belongs to. I believe I have already proved myself on this front, he added

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Arjun Singh, the leader of the BJP, asserted with pride on Friday that his party does not engage in communal politics since it values bringing everyone along. In response to accusations made by the West Bengal TMC, which is in power, that the BJP is engaging in religion-based politics, Singh, the BJP candidate for the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, said. "We believe in taking along everyone without appeasement. And, why can't we highlight the issue of building the Ram Mandir (in Ayodhya) before the elections? How can talking about this issue in campaigns be termed as communal," he told PTI video.

In addition, Singh, who is running for re-election from the North 24 Parganas district seat under the TMC, allegedly accused Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee of focusing solely on regional concerns and disparaging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a "brazen and unsightly" way during election rallies. But all of it, he said, "will not work."

"I am reaching out to the people, highlighting the Sandeshkhali issue that brought shame to every resident of the state, as well as the unprecedented scale of corruption under the TMC rule... The voters are ready to respond to these in the polls," Singh said. Singh responded to Partha Bhowmick, his former colleague and opponent in the TMC, by saying there is no competition for the state ministry.

"His (Bhowmick's) reach is very limited. I have no competition with him. I am 200 per cent sure about my win," the BJP leader claimed. "What does the public ask of a politician? They want their leader to listen to people's issues and work for them. They do not see which party the leader belongs to. I believe I have already proved myself on this front," he told PTI.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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