Calcutta: The West Bengal BJP on Wednesday mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s ambition to reach out to people outside the state ahead of the 2024 elections in Lok Sabha, saying its Trinamool Congress is a “regional party “which only wishes to attack its political rivals.

Dilip Ghosh, head of the state unit of the BJP, said plans to make the TMC a national party had also been rejected by the people of the country in the past.

“Trinamool is a regional party, which only knows how to lead attacks against political rivals. He misinterprets electoral triumph as the license to burn, pillage and kill.

“For the last two months after its victory in Bengal, the party has failed miserably in terms of governance and only attacked the homes of our” karyakartas “… Neither the TMC nor its leader Mamata will be accepted by the people Indian, ”Ghosh said. said during a virtual address on the occasion of BJP’s “Shahid Shraddhanjali Divas”.

Echoing him, opposition leader in the state assembly, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari said that TMC’s dreams of establishing a presence in states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat “are like attaching a lighthouse to an ox cart. It won’t work. “

Banerjee, who has emerged as the bravest face of the opposition after her resounding victory in West Bengal assembly polls, is apparently seeking a more prominent role in national politics which she has played for decades in the past, and will likely attempt to use the visit to rally other anti-BJP parties behind it.

Addressing the Martyrs’ Day rally in Calcutta online, the TMC boss highlighted the BJP “threat” to Indian democracy and called for opposition unity.

Opposition parties cannot afford to waste time and should start planning for the general election now, she said.

In her speech broadcast live in Punjab, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Banerjee recalled how she had fought the legislative elections against “money, muscles and mafia power” and had won.