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