Banerjee urged him to be on the side of the people affected by the rising prices of petroleum products instead of targeting Trinamool Congress supremo.
Rajib Banerjee, a BJP leader from West Bengal and a TMC turncoat, asked his colleague Suvendu Adhikari to refrain from targeting Mamata Banerjee, saying she has the people’s mandate.
Mr Banerjee, who was amongst TMC’s heavyweights along with Suvendu Adhikari, urged him to be on the side of the people affected by the rising prices of petroleum products instead of targeting Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who was voted to power for the third time.
Before joining the BJP ahead of the assembly elections, both Rajib Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari had quit the party and as ministers in the Bengal government.
“I will urge the opposition leader: Do not direct your attack towards the chief minister who has got the mandate of the people to rule the state. The people of Bengal have given 213 seats to her party. Instead of mounting unfair attack on her, try to ensure that people are not affected further by the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG,” Rajib Banerjee said.
Rajib Banerjee’s statement is correct, said TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh.
“What Rajib said is right. Suvendu Adhikari is unfairly targeting our leader who has been mandated by the people of the state to rule. And the BJP has not uttered a single word about the prices of petrol and diesel hitting the roof,” Ghosh said.
However, Kunal Ghosh said he has no idea about the future political move of Rajib Banerjee.
Rajib Banerjee recently met Kunal Ghosh and senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee at their residences, fuelling speculation that he may return to his old party. However, a section of TMC workers and leaders termed him “a traitor” and said they were against his comeback.