“BJP is out to destroy the culture of West Bengal.” 

This is what Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi said during his first election rally in West Bengal on Wednesday. 

Rahul Gandhi said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed. 

“Wherever the BJP goes, Narendra Modi goes, the RSS goes, they start spreading hatred and start dividing the people,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a rally in Darjeeling. 

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Rahul Gandhi described BJP’s promise of a “sonar Bangla” (golden Bengal) as a ‘mirage’. 

“In every state, they say similar things like Sonar Bangla. But they only offer dividing people on the basis of religion, caste and language,” Rahul Gandhi said. 

Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 

He said that the Congress party would never align with the BJP and the RSS, unlike the TMC, which in the past had been an alliance partner of the saffron party-led NDA.  

“The day BJP is able to establish its ideology in West Bengal, the State will be on fire … The ideology of the RSS and the BJP is a danger for the State of West Bengal,” Rahul Gandhi further said. 

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“We are not contesting the election here. We are trying to protect the future of Bengal. I am not here to give a speech for the election, what I am trying to tell you is that if a divide is created, the people of the State are going to suffer the most,” he said. 

“The BJP knows very well Congress will never surrender before them, so they called for Congress Mukt Bharat. They never said TMC mukt Bharat, as they have been their former allies,” he said. 

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