TMC calls for 'Dhikkar Diwas' on Amit Shah's rally day, BJP cries 'lack of courtesy' (File Photo)
Ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata on Saturday, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday called for a two-day ‘Dhikkar Diwas’ from Saturday onwards. State BJP leader Dilip Ghosh alleged ‘lack of courtesy’ against the ruling TMC party, igniting more political heat in West Bengal.
“This is a deliberate attempt at creating disturbance by giving the Trinamool Congress goons a cause to attack the BJP workers when they would go to attend our party president Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata,” said the state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday adding “whether this was the kind of courtesy that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee always speaks about and expect s from the other parties.”
“It seems that the Trinamool wants political disturbance in Bengal. In that context if any untoward incident happens in the State then the Trinamool Government will be held responsible,” he further said.
Earlier on Friday, TMC’s general secretary Partho Chatterjee declared a two-day ‘Dhikkar Diwas’ in Bengal citing “BJP’s nefarious attempt to throw out the minorities from Assam in the name of National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft.”
“BJP in Assam is shamelessly using the NRC and the Supreme Court directive out of context to strike out the names of the citizens including lakhs of Bengalis and other people from the NRC,” he said.
“The TMC will protest against this dirty design by the BJP aimed at throwing out the minority population from Assam. We will observe August 11 and 12 as Dhikkar Diwas in every part of Bengal,” he added.