26 Oct 2021  |   04:41pm IST

TMC charges BJP of vandalising its hoardings. BJP-TMC straight political face-off intensifies on eve of Mamata visit

TMC charges BJP of vandalising its hoardings. BJP-TMC straight political face-off intensifies on eve of Mamata visit

Clinton D'souza

Panjim: The BJP after trying to use the government machinery to prevent the chargesheet release programme of TNC, has skkegedky defaced TMV hoardings across the state.

TMC has "condemns all acts of vandalism and attempts to threaten the party by the ruling dispensation"

In a statement TMC has stated that   "In a series of vengeful acts, multiple party hoardings and billboards across the State were pulled down and destroyed.  It has been learnt that the BJP allegedly had a closed-door meeting today where it was decided that all Goa TMC hoardings across the State would be damaged overnight, and the image of TMC Chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be defaced. Latest pictures are evidence of how the BJP has not just vandalised Goa TMC branding but it has done so at the cost of Goans"

The apparent provocation was a caricature that was posted a few dats ago by what appears to be TMC loyalists, depicting TMC supremo crushing the Goa CM under ger feet. TMC has distanced itself from the said caricature which has been subsequently pulled down. The BJP State President S.S.Tanawade, speaking on the issue said TMC leader should apologize for this failing to which the BJP will have a protest during West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee visit to Goa.

On Tuesday, TMC leader and former Chief Minister of Goa Luizinho Faleiro said that the BJP is not just spreading hate but is also attacking the livelihood of hundreds of fellow Goans by destroying their business. Such acts are an attack on the fearless atmosphere for business.

He further added that while defacing Mamata Banerjee’s face in hoardings is in itself a shameful act, what’s more alarming is how the BJP, drunk on power, is destroying local businesses. They forget that in all such contracts it is the liability of the businessmen or the vendor to replace any damaged hoarding with their own money. And given how the authorities today tried to stop the Goa TMC ‘People’s Chargesheet’ event, it is certain that Goa TMC’s entry into the State has rattled the BJP. These deplorable attacks must stop at once.

Moreover, TMC Leader and senior advocate yatish Naik has strongly condemned this act of vandalism that amounts to insulting a woman who is the only sitting female Chief Minister in the country. Goans will definitely give a befitting response to such a vengeful Government, he added.

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