Janata Dal (United), heading the NDA Government in Bihar, on Tuesday said West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee is fast turning into a “mini Pakistan” from where Biharis are being driven out by “Rohingyas”.
“What is happening in West Bengal is a matter of grave concern. I have been saying this for long. I do not understand why she has thanked and commended our Chief Minister. May be she is happy that the JD(U) is contesting elections in four States on its own, not as a part of the NDA,” JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok has said.
“But this gesture does not absolve her of her mistakes. She must act to prevent her state from degenerating into a mini-Pakistan,” said the JD(U) spokesperson.
“Her thanksgiving cannot make us forget that Biharis are being assaulted in West Bengal and forced to leave the state,” he added.
A group of BJP supporters in West Bengal were recently rebuked publicly by Banerjee when they chanted “Jai Shri Ram” as her cavalcade drove past them.
“Mamata didi should remember that Biharis are being driven out of her state under her watch. And the ones forcing our people to flee her state are not Bengalis. They are Rohingyas,” Alok said without elaborating.
Media reports said Chief Minister Banerjee had accused them of being “outsiders”.