Addressing jute mill workers in the Hooghly district in West Bengal, Congress Vice President Rahul slammed both the TMC and Left parties. Rahul said that development had taken a backseat in the state due to the policies and politics of TMC as well as CPI(M).
“First Left parties applied brakes and then Trinamool did the same. As long as Congress doesn’t come in West Bengal, development won’t speed up,” Rahul said.
“Jahan bhi kamzor log hain, wahan Rahul Gandhi khada dikhai dega (Wherever there are people who are weak and need help, you’ll find Rahul Gandhi standing with them),” the Congress leader said.
Speaking to the media about the Congress VP’s visit to West Bengal, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Rahul Gandhi’s visit is very important for the party workers especially at a time when their morale has suffered due to the terror tactics and politics of violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress,” Chowdhury said.
“Gandhi has been vocal against the NDA government’s real estate bill which is pro-realtor. He earlier met home buyers in Delhi and the meeting here is to build a consensus against this bill which will badly affect the middle class,” Chowdhury further added.
Rahul Gandhi trip to West Bengal comes at a crucial time when the state is gearing up for the next state Assembly elections. His address to the jute mill workers is quite symbolic given the fact that a majority of jute mills have shut down in the state in the last few years.