BJP: Why pick Aug 16, Muslim League’s Direct Action Day?

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NEW DELHI: Reacting to TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s announcement on Wednesday that August 16 will be celebrated as “Khela Diwas”, BJP questioned the selection of the day, equating it with the Muslim League’s Direct Action Day, which began on that day in 1946, and the ‘Great Calcutta Killings’.
“Interesting Mamata Banerjee has declared August 16 as ‘Khela Hobe Diwas’. It is the day the Muslim League launched its Direct Action Day and began the Great Calcutta Killings in 1946. In today’s West Bengal, ‘Khela Hobe’ has come to symbolise a wave of terror attacks on opponents,” BJP member and Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted.
BJP IT department head Amit Malviya lashed out at Banerjee for calling BJP a “virus”.
“It shows Mamata Banerjee’s priorities. She is least interested in fighting Covid. Bengal continues to struggle against the pandemic, with crumbling health infrastructure and vaccine scams,” Malviya said.
He took a swipe at Banerjee on her proposed rally of opposition leaders in Kolkata in order to cobble up an anti-BJP front. “She is free to do so, except that the unelected CM should realise that all non-TMC leaders, invited in Delhi, left the venue, even before she started speaking,” Malviya said.
Banerjee on Wednesday addressed her supporters virtually, which was livestreamed and opposition leaders were invited to watch it at the Constitution Club in Delhi.


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