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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 19 termed West Bengal under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government as a failed state with lawlessness, corruption and lack of development.

“There is no development in West Bengal and the law and order too is deteriorating under the TMC while corruption is rampant,” Meghalaya BJP president Ernest Mawrie said.

He exuded confidence that in the ensuing panchayat election in West Bengal, scheduled this year, the “BJP will win all the seats.”

Hitting out at the TMC further, Mawrie said the TMC’s poll promise to provide Rs 1000 monthly to each woman of a household is a “lip service”.

As part of its poll promise, the TMC has assured Rs 1000 to one woman of a household under its “We” card. This scheme was launched by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee in Shillong last year.

“We have collected information and the report suggests that WB is a total failure. There is no development,” Ernest Mawrie said.

He also appealed to the people of the state to give BJP a chance if they want development, peace and jobs for the youth.

On allegations of the Congress that the BJP is protecting the corrupts in the MDA government and are hand in glove in depriving people their rights, Mawrie said, the BJP has zero tolerance against corruption.

Meanwhile the Congress has slammed the BJP for “spreading poison” and dividing the people on communal lines. The party said, attacks on minorities and churches have become rampant all over the country and even in Meghalaya after the BJP came to power.

“Congress believes in the freedom of all to profess their faith in peace. Congress believes in giving equal respect to all religions and cultures. Congress has always believed in the preservation of one’s own unique ethnic identity but today this identity is under attack,” the party said.

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