Senior TMC chief Abhishek Banerjee on Monday mocked the BJP over its conclusion to set its West Bengal MLAs in a Kolkata hotel ahead of the Presidential election “apprehending cross-voting”, and claimed that the party’s vacation resort politics is back again to haunt it.
All-around 70 BJP lawmakers experienced been tenting in a town lodge because Sunday night time.
Referring to the modern keep of dissident Shiv Sena MLAs in a luxury lodge in Assam, the Trinamool Congress national typical secretary claimed the “resort politics is coming to bite the BJP in the back again”.
“The BJP is scared that their legislators will go away them and for this reason is forcing the MLAs to continue to be in a lodge. It is amusing that the MLAs are travelling together in a bus. On the other hand, TMC MLAs and MPs came to the Assembly (to vote in the Presidential poll) freely,” he reported.
This is a democratic nation and most people has the proper to make a decision whom to vote or not, Mr Banerjee who is considered no. 2 in the TMC informed reporters at the point out Assembly wherever the election was held.
Even though the BJP claimed that as most of them are initial-time MLAs, they were given instruction on voting in the presidential polls, the TMC leader claimed it reflected “lack of believe in” in the saffron camp.
“If the get together is so assured about its MLAs, why did it pack them in a resort? We hardly ever did anything like that. They are attempting to import this society of ‘resort politics’ to this point out,” he stated.
The TMC did not experience the require to maintain its legislators in Meghalaya in a hotel, Mr Banerjee stated incorporating that two of them could not vote as they experienced Covid indicators.
BJP Main Whip Manoj Tigga turned down the allegation.
“Most of the BJP MLAs are from significantly absent districts. That is why they had been kept at a hotel. Most of them are initially-time MLAs and are not knowledgeable of the voting course of action in the presidential polls,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, Banerjee slammed the union authorities in excess of the introduction of 5 per cent GST on pre-packed and labelled food items goods these types of as cereals, pulses and flour weighing less than 25 kg, terming it as “anti-people”.
“It is actually regrettable that the GST price on diamonds is 1.5 per cent. This displays the anti-persons mindset of the BJP authorities at the centre,” he explained.
A 5 per cent GST charge on Monday kicked in on pre-packed and labelled foods things these types of as cereals, pulses and flour weighing significantly less than 25 kg.
The Union Finance Ministry issued detailed usually asked thoughts (FAQs) on the levy of Merchandise and Expert services Tax (GST) on food items things ranging from cereals and pulses to curd and ‘lassi’.
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