Kolkata: Hours after saying he was not in Kolkata to do 'politics' over the flyover tragedy, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chose to hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the issue, at a rally in Kulti, Asansol.
After visiting the injured in the hospital earlier today, Rahul had said, "I am saddened and am here to meet the injured who are in hospital. I don't want to indulge in 'politics' now.”
However, while addressing Congress supporters at the rally, Rahul asked, “In Kolkata, a bridge collapsed and many people lost their lives. Mamata ji said politics should not be done over this.
I agree with her but I want to ask Mamata ji - why was work related to bridge stalled for 5 years?”
He also hit out at the Trinamool Congress chief over the Saradha scam, and said, “It was one of the biggest scam in the country yet Mamata ji did not even utter a word on it.”
Rahul alleged that “Mamata Banerjee wants to have one-person rule in Bengal like Narendra Modi”.
Taking on PM Narendra Modi as well as Mamata in one go, the Congress vice-president said, “Narendra Modi removed Congress government in Uttarakhand over an alleged sting operation, but looked the other way in Bengal after the Narada sting operation.”
The Congress leader predicted Mamata government would lose the upcoming Assembly Elections.
“Ever since the Congress party and the Left have joined hands, the entire Bengal has come to know that Mamata ji's government will not return here,” he told the crowd.
“First priority for our government will be to provide jobs to the youth of West Bengal if we come to power,” he said further.