November 24, 2020 6:00:43 am
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) West Bengal convener, Anwar Pasha, and a few of his colleagues joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday, claiming that the Asaduddin Owaisi-led get together was appearing as a polariser of votes to assist the BJP.
This got here even earlier than the get together formally introduced its intentions to contest subsequent 12 months’s Meeting elections. Earlier this month, the get together mentioned it was working within the state for the previous three years, and claimed its organisation was prepared. It drew a pointy response from the TMC, which known as it a “communal pressure deputed by the BJP” to behave as a “vote cutter” in elections. The get together confronted related accusations from the Opposition in neighbouring Bihar after the just lately concluded Meeting elections.
Seated subsequent to state ministers Moloy Ghatak and Bratya Basu, Pasha expressed assist for TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee, calling her the nation’s most secular chief and highlighting her struggle towards the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA).
Taking a dig at Owaisi, Pasha mentioned, “By simply tearing the [citizenship amendment] Invoice in Parliament nothing is achieved. One must hit the streets as Mamata Banerjee did. I need to inform you, don’t come to Bengal, Bengal doesn’t want you. However for those who nonetheless need to come, we’ll struggle you.”
AIMIM spokesperson Syed Asim Waqar denied Pasha’s departure would have an effect on the get together. “He’s a really small fry for our get together, and he was engaged in anti-party actions. We had been going to take motion towards him however earlier than that, he stop.”
A TMC press launch mentioned: “The All India Trinamool Congress is happy to announce that eminent political personalities and personalities from civil society, Anwar Pasha Murshid Ahmed, Dr Ali Bux, SK Hasikul Islam, Ahmadullah Sardar, Jamshed Ahmed, Nazmul Hussain, Intekhab Alam, Jawed Ahmed Khan, Abul Kasem, Md Zahiruddin Ahmed Khan, Advocate Syed Raihan, Md Tanvir Akhtar, Anjarul Mondal, Ashraful Rahman, Md Sabir Ali Molla, Md Mahiuddin Khan, Tarique Aziz, Nisar Ahmed, Hakim Ali and Motiur Rahman joined ( get together).”
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh mentioned, “The TMC has all the time had relations with these separatist events. We by no means entertain them.”
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