Kolkata : The Trinamool Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government at the Centre of conspiring to ” disintegrate Bengal by carving out Union territories and vowed to fight all such efforts.
” The BJP government at the Centre has adopted a two-fold strategy to capture Bengal. It intends to divide the territorial integrity of Bengal by creating a new Union Territo comprising areas of Purnea, Saharsha, Kishanganj, and Katihar in Bihar with areas under North Dinajpur. Jalpaiguri and Alipur duar . It also wants to enforce an economic blockade against Bengal by denying the Centre’s share of allocation to centrally sponsored schemes. ” TMC spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said.
He asserted that the people would thwart these ” evil designs ” in the same manner it was done against the British during 1905-10 when the colonial rulers had to withdraw their decision to partition Bengal.
Ray alleged that while the Centre was silent over demands for the formation of new states carving out territories from BJP – governed states such as Gujarat, UP, MP, Maharashtra, Karnataka and others, it was conspiring against Bengal and Bihar ” for ulterior political motives “.