They are crossing their borders to support the incumbent government: Sambit Patra
The BJP has drawn a parallel between the volunteer system in Andhra Pradesh and a similar institution run by West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee, claiming that the “unofficial system” is used to force people to reconcile.
BJP national spokesman Sambit Patra, who spoke to various meetings on Wednesday as part of the election campaign for the Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency, accused the volunteers of exceeding their limits in support of the incumbent government.
“Today the West Bengal government is on its way out, and tomorrow it’s YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s turn. Those who make fun of democracy cannot stay in power for long, ”said Sambit Partra.
With each of the volunteers expected to reach 50 households, Mr. Patra wondered how the government could afford to pay the volunteers out of the taxpayer’s hard-earned money.
He noted that his party did not mind the government’s bidding for the construction of churches in the state and asked what the government had done for the development of temples and the welfare of priests.
With overwhelming support for change, he claimed that the BJP would demonstrate its supremacy in the elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Assam and Kerala.
“Will take polls”
Rajya Sabha member GVL Narasimha Rao said the green signal to hold MPTC and ZPTC elections, although the model code of conduct issued by the Indian Electoral Commission is in vogue, is clearly an encroachment of one constitutional body on the other.
“The BJP will contest the polls whatever comes, but not run away from the arena like the TDP,” he noted.