Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Saturday kicked off the 'Parivartan Yatra' from Nabadwip in Nadia district of West Bengal.Mr Nadda first visited Malda this morning to take part in a roadshow and two other programes in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, the BJP president slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for depriving farmers of the state of the PM Kisan scheme benefits to satisfy her ego.Mr Nadda also wondered why she loses her cool over "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
While attending the final round of the month-long "Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan" of the party, he said people of the state have made up their mind to bid "namaste and tata" to Ms Banerjee and her party after the assembly polls.
The BJP president said that Ms Banerjee did not allow the implementation of the welfare programme in the state to satisfy her ego.
Mr Nadda said now after realising that the farmers themselves have allowed the scheme she has said she would implement it.The seventy lakh farmers for the last two years have been deprived of annual aid of Rs 6,000," he said
"When I was coming here I was greeted with Jai Shri Ram slogans. But I don't understand why Mamata didi gets angry after hearing it," he said while referring to the January 23 incident at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata.Ms Banerjee had declined to speak at the event to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary where "Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She had not started her speech when the slogan was raised by a section of the crowd at the Victoria Memorial event to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter.Earlier, Mr Nadda also had lunch with the farmers on the open ground as part of the "Krishak Suraksha Saha-Bhoj" at Sahapur village in Malda. He had 'kichdi' and 'sabji' on the menu.
The party intends to launch similar yatras from Coochbehar, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas, Jhargram and Tarapith in Birbhum between February 6 and 11.Several senior BJP leaders are scheduled to arrive in the state during the month-long campaign, set to start from Nadia on Saturday.(UNI)