TMC leader Mahua Moitra criticizes Rahul Gandhi: TMC MP Mahua Moitra has lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is contesting the elections in Meghalaya so that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can come to power. Mahua Moitra said TMC is the only national alternative to BJP. Rahul Gandhi’s comments were condemned.
Speaking at a public meeting in support of Trinamool Congress candidate Elgiva Gwyneth Rinja in Meghalaya’s election campaign, Moitra said, “If Congress can defeat BJP, we don’t need to be here. They have failed miserably, so we need to provide an alternative. Congress is the only alternative to BJP.”
Lok Sabha MP @MahuaMoitra states-
“@INCIndia has failed spectacularly in defeating the BJP!”#TMCwith its legacy of DEFEATING THE BJP is determined to raise people’s concerns and fight for their rights.
Hence, @RahulGandhi‘s contemptible
remarks fall flat! pic.twitter.com/Pgw0mx9qxP
— AITC Meghalaya (@AITC4Meghalaya) February 24, 2023
Rahul Gandhi, who participated in the election campaign at a time when the elections are being held in many states of North-East India, criticized the TMC contesting the elections to benefit the BJP here. Rahul Gandhi accused the TMC of doing the same thing during the 2022 Goa assembly elections and their idea was to help the BJP. “You know the history of TMC… you know their tradition of violence and scandals in West Bengal. They spent huge amount of money in Goa (elections). They did it with the idea of helping the BJP. Right now they are thinking the same thing in Meghalaya. It is to strengthen the BJP and come to power in Meghalaya. TMC’s idea” he accused.
You know the TMC’s history & the violence that takes place in Bengal. A number of scams have been unearthed, like the Saradha scam. That is exactly what they are planning to do here.
TMC’s idea is to ensure that the BJP is strengthened & they come to power.
: @RahulGandhi Ji pic.twitter.com/kY4J2gHK52
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 22, 2023
Responding to Rahul’s comments, Mahua Moitra asked, “Should we watch Congress lose in various states? Should we sit at home? Or should we fight?…” Mahua Moitra urged the women voters to stand in support of the North Shillong candidate who had contested on behalf of their party. “If all women vote for Elgiwa, we will win. The manifesto of the party for the upcoming assembly elections was written and published by Elgiwa Gwyneth Rinza herself,” she said. Meanwhile, elections for all 60 seats in the Meghalaya Assembly will be held on February 27. BJP and Congress parties are contesting all seats, ruling National People’s Party (NPP) candidates in 57 seats and Trinamool Congress in 56 seats. Counting of votes will be done on March 2.