Hema Malini exhorts people to vote for `national party` BJP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 22:14
  
Bankura (WB): Calling upon the electorate to go for a nationalist party like BJP, party's star campaigner Hema Malini on Wednesday said West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress was confined within the boundaries of the state.

"While BJP, a national party, is ruling in nine states the TC has its influence mostly in West Bengal. Though the main opposition here, they are still the alliance partner of Congress, which is bigger outside," the cine star said at an election meeting at Ramsagar under Onda constituency of Bankura.

"Therefore, shouldn't the people of Bengal go for the BJP which has its roots all over India and can fast-track the state's development which was not accorded priority by the CPI(M) during its rule instead of TC or the Marxists?" Hema Malini asked the crowd.

Referring to the controversy about use of black money in poll campaign, BJP's state unit President Rahul Sinha said neither CPI(M) nor Trinamool could absolve themselves of the slur.

Sinha lambasted both sides for "doing dirty politics over murdered party activists just to suit their narrow electoral gains."

Polling will take place on May 7 in Onda along with other Assembly segments of the district as part of the fifth and penultimate phase of elections.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 22:14


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