‘BJP More Dangerous Than Coronavirus’: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan

War of words between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Central ruling party BJP has become fierce. Latest to join the battle is Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan

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As the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 nears, the war of words between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Central ruling party BJP has become fierce. Latest to join the battle is Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan.

MP Nusrat Jahan has sparked the latest controversy after she attacked the BJP by calling the party ‘"more dangerous than the coronavirus". Nusrat Jahan was speaking at a blood donation camp when she made the comments.

"Keep your ears and eyes open because there are some people around you who are more dangerous than corona. Do you know what is more dangerous than corona? It is the BJP. Because they don't understand our culture. Because they don't understand humanity. They don't understand the value of our hard work. They only know business. They have a lot of money. They are spreading it everywhere. And then they turn people against each other on the basis of religion and trigger riots," the actor-turned-Trinamool leader said at a meeting in her constituency Bashirhat.

Nusrat Jahan’s this comment didn't go down well with the Central government. BJP's social media head Amit Malviya, who is co-convenor for the Bengal elections due in four months, targeted Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her party leader's statements and accused her of appeasement politics.

Amit Malviya took to his official Twitter handle to target Mamata Banerjee government. He wrote: "In WB, the worst kind of vaccine politics is unfolding. First, Siddiqulla Chowdhury, a sitting minister in Mamata Banerjee's cabinet, holds up trucks carrying vaccines. Now a TMC MP, campaigning in Muslim majority Deganga, likens BJP to Corona. But Pishi (aunt) is silent. Why? Appeasement?"

Earlier Mamata Banerjee, who has been at odds with the Centre since 2014, accused the BJP of being outsiders - alleging them of insulting Rabindranath Tagore, Visva Bharati University, Netaji and Bengali culture. She has also opposed the Centre over the Farm Laws.

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