Ahead of the Lok sabha elections that commence in less than three months, the BJP certainly knows how lucrative a zone West Bengal can be. To say the least, this is giving rise to some absolutely interesting political exchanges. Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd in the Brigade Parade Ground, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also had plans to fly down to the state. However, his helicopter wasn't permitted to land and he had to address a rally via phone!
That's hi-tech for sure. Now, this has totally irked Haryana's BJP cabinet minister Anil Vij who took to Twitter to compare Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Ramayana's Tadka demoness. Umm! Banerjee is creating differences amid the BJP's efforts to arise patriotism, he writes. However, one will be mistaken to think that this is the first time such a bizarre statement came out from him.
Last year, reacting to Mamata's remarks on growing religious violence in the country and how she felt ashamed to be a part of the country, Vij had advised her to jump into the sea. “If she is ashamed of being born as Indian then why doesn’t she jump into the sea. It is also near to Kolkata, she should jump into it,” he said.
But his dislike for Rahul Gandhi is much more intense, it looks like; so much that he ended up comparing him with the deadly Nipah virus! "Rahul Gandhi is similar to Nipah virus, whichever party he comes in contact with, that party will be finished. They (parties) are trying to come together (in alliance) but they will be finished off," he blurted.
Vij also a part of the BJP bandwagon that thinks Taj Mahal isn't a representative of the Indian culture. In fact, he called it a 'beautiful graveyard' once.
Let us remind you of the time when he apparently embarrassed his own party when he said Modi would be a bigger brand for Khadi, than Mahatma Gandhi. The comment cropped up after Modi's photos replaced that of Gandhi in calendars and diaries published by Khadi Village Industries Commission.
That's enough for today, we guess!