Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Tuesday termed BJP president Amit Shah`s meeting in Burdwan a "flop show" and ridiculed the BJP`s attempt to uproot the Trinamool from power through "missed calls".
"Today`s BJP rally at Burdwan was a flop show. The main speaker`s (Amit Shah) speech lasted only a few minutes," Trinamool secretary general Partha Chaterjee told media persons here.
Stating that the BJP campaign was based only on `propaganda`, Chatterjee said: "They want to uproot the Trinamool from power through missed calls."
"People who have no capacity to bloom shapla (a type of plant) are talking of lotus (BJP`s election symbol) blooming in Bengal. I hope Amit babu has understood it is difficult for the lotus to bloom in Bengal," he said.
Referring to BJP observer for Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh`s slogan "Bhaag Madan bhaag", "Bhaag Mukul Bhaag" and "Bhaag Mamata Bhag", the Trinamool leader said Bengal`s political culture has no place for such bad utterances.
Targeting state BJP chief Rahul Sinha, Chatterjee took exception to the manner in which he refered to a minority community.
"The way Mr. Rahul Sinha used the name of a particular community, in a derogatory manner, is deplorable. If Rahul Sinha cared about Bengal, he would speak out against the centre`s negligence towards the State."