BJP is history changer, name changer, but not game changer: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again. Banerjee said that the country is in danger under the Narendra Modi-led government. “BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer, institution changer but not game changer. The country is in danger. They (BJP) project as if they have given birth to the nation but they were nowhere during independence,” she said in a scathing attack on the saffron brigade.
Banerjee has been critical of BJP’s lot of policies, with the latest being the name changing spree in Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The BJP government under Adityanath altered the names of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Faizabad to Ayodhya.
“Recently, I have been noticing that almost every day BJP has been changing the names of historical places and institutions unilaterally to suit their own political vested interests,” Banerjee wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister said the “West Bengal Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution” to rechristen West Bengal to Bangla, but the Union Government turned a deaf ear to the sentiments of people of the state.
“Our Assembly had passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of our state on the basis of local sentiments related to our mother tongue, Bangla. It was resolved that the name of the state be changed from West Bengal to Bengal in English, Bangla in Bengali and Bangal in Hindi and sent to the Union Home Ministry.
“However, the Union Home Ministry advised us to use the name Bangla in all three languages. Accordingly, our Assembly passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of the state to Bangla in all three languages and sent it to the Union Home Ministry again. But, it is pending there for a long, long time. It clearly shows deprivation to the people of Bengal,” the Chief Minister was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.