Suvendu hints at toppling Bengal govt, draws flak

West Bengal Assembly opposition leader Suvindu Adhikari on Monday alluded to the overthrow of the Trinamool Congress government led by Mamata Banerjee in the state in 2024 after it did the same in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

The controversial statement of the BJP leader came against the backdrop of political turmoil in Maharashtra where the coalition government is struggling to stay afloat after withdrawing support from a section of the MLAs.

Addressing party workers in Koch Bihar district on Monday, Adhikari said, “It will not be in 2026 (the next state assembly election). It will be ousted in 2024. Just wait a bit. We will overthrow this government in 2024. This has just started in the state of Maharashtra. After that it will take place in Jharkhand and Rajasthan. After Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Rajasthan, we will reach West Bengal.”

His comments did not align with the ruling in West Bengal as the Trinamool Congress criticized the BJP for trying to overthrow the elected government in the opposition-ruled states.

This shows the mentality of the BJP when it comes to respecting democratic standards in the country. They want to seize power by any means and this is what they planned for all the countries ruled by the opposition. But Sundu Adhikari lives in a fool’s paradise. “In the year 2024, the BJP will be out of power,” said the General Secretary of the TMC State, Kunal Ghosh.

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