Addressing a rally of the BJP’s minority morcha at Esplanade, on Thursday, Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy said the minority people are being deprived during the Trinamul Congress tenure.
Accusing the TMC of playing divide and rule politics, he said the ruling party should rather concentrate in the development work of the minority community.
“The current state government has claimed that huge development work for the minorities has been initiated in Bengal, but in reality only divisive politics was played to appease the people of the community,” he said.
“BJP never ever said that Durga idol immersion and Muharam could not be celebrated on the same day, but the TMC-led state government stopped immersion of Durga idol on the day of Muharam, which is nothing but a divide politics,” he said.
Mr Roy alleged that the development work for the minority community was largely taken up during former chief minister Siddhartha Sankar Roy’s tenure and since then there has been no progress in developing this community.
“The Central government has sanctioned a huge amount of fund for the development projects of the minority community. But those were not spent,” he said.
Alleging the minority youths were deprived of jobs in the state, he said the Bengal government must publish a list to confirm the exact number of employment of the minority youths during TMC tenure.
“Before each election this government promised jobs for the minority youths but the state has never fulfilled its promise. The government even did not recognise a large number of madrassas despite its promise.
“I was flooded with complaints by the several community religious leaders that the heritage sites were not developed,” he said.
Mr Roy also raised questions regarding the honesty of the TMC government to punish the alleged culprits in Rizwanur Rahman death case. “IPS officers accused in Rizwanur death case were given prize postings. What “insaf” (justice) was given to the mother of the Rizwanur?” he asked.
The minority morcha rally was attended by BJP’s national president (minority morcha) Abdul Rashid Ansari, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
A procession was organised from the BJP state office to Esplanade before the meeting to protest against deprivation of the minority people in the state.