Kolkata: The BJP on Saturday claimed that the
Congress and its allies were using black money for campaiging
in five states going for Assembly polls and said it would
lodge a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard.
``The Congress and its allies are flowing out black money
like water. They are converting `corruption currency` into
`campaign currency.` Election Commission should take suo motu
action. We will also complain to the EC if necessary,`` BJP
vice-president in charge of West Bengal Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
told a press conference.
Referring to the detention of Trinamool Congress Rajya
Sabha MP from Jhakhand Kanwar Deep Singh at Delhi Airport
yesterday, Naqvi claimed this was a `small example` of how
black money was being used by an ally of the Congress for the
Describing Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as an
`opportunist,` both during her stint with the NDA and her
present alliance with the UPA, Naqvi said, ``the only
difference now is that she is protecting the Maoists in return
for their support to her.``
Asked whether Banerjee would make a good chief minister
for West Bengal, Naqvi replied in the negative, saying, ``if
she becomes chief minister, then the state will have a worse
government from the present bad government.``
Naqvi said during the poll campaign, BJP -- which is
contesting all 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal -- will focus
on good governance, development and security.
Our election slogan will be "honest nationalism against
hypocrite secularism", he said.
He said infiltration was a big problem in West Bengal if
BJP is voted to power, it will bring a legislation to check
On whom BJP is projecting as chief ministerial candidate
in the state, Naqvi said, "Ours is a big party, we do not have
any dearth of (chief ministerial) candidates."
The party, he said, will organise over 250 rallies in
course of the six-phase polls in the state, which would be
participated by BJP`s top leadership including Narendra Modi.
On the possibility of an alliance with Gorkha Janmukti
Morcha, Naqvi said, "We are going alone in the elections as of
now. But if any party offers support, our state leadership
will take a call on it."
Meanwhile, BJP state president Rahul Sinha said a clear
picture will emerge by Tuesday on whether the party will
tie-up with the GJM, which had supported Jaswant Singh`s
candidature for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat.