Bharatiya Janata Party’s newly-elected Lok Sabha lawmaker from West Bengal Dilip Ghosh yesterday alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to create “West Bangladesh” by allowing infiltrators from Bangladesh to settle in the state.
“The (West Bengal) chief minister is very interested in becoming Prime Minister... She is trying to combine Bengal and Bangladesh and create West Bangladesh. There is a conspiracy going on to separate Bengal from India,” Ghosh claimed.
The first-time BJP MP said “Jai Bangla is a slogan imported from Bangladesh whereas Jai Shri Ram is our own slogan.”
The BJP won 18 out of the total 42 parliamentary seats in recent parliamentary elections in West Bengal.
“West Bengal is the only state which witnessed violence during the general elections. They are saying that you have to learn Bengali to go to West Bengal. This is the ‘Sonar Bangla’ we are now witnessing,” Ghosh said.