To Counter Anti-Hindu Claim, TMC Flaunts Didi’s Brahmin Identity | Goa News

Panaji: To counter the BJP’s attempts to portray the Trinamool Congress (TMC) as anti-Hindu, TMC officials said on Wednesday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a staunch Hindu Brahmin and trusted of the majority community. Addressing a press conference, TMC spokespersons said the BJP was waging a bogus campaign against Banerjee and TMC ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Former MPP Kiran Kandolkar, who started the press conference by chanting a Hindu shloka, said the BJP was trying to portray Banerjee in a “negative light” by calling her pro-Muslim. He also said that outside of West Bengal there were also Muslims settled in Assam and the BJP-led government should first oust Muslims instead of pointing fingers at TMC.
“Mamata Banerjee is a Brahmin and the daughter of a freedom fighter. In West Bengal, due to the Hindu vote, Mamata won over 50% of the vote, ”he said.
This is not the first time that TMC has put forward the caste and the credo of Banerjee. Banerjee had invoked his Brahmin Shandilya gotra in the Bengal assembly elections held earlier this year after the BJP attempted to present TMC as a pro-Muslim party.
“The BJP keeps saying that TMC is a party of Rohingya Muslims. The BJP needs to study and find out where the Rohingya Muslims are coming from. Most of them are in Assam where the BJP reigns. Let the Assam government ask them to move them all, ”Kandolkar said.

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