April 15, 2024

The Opposition events got here down closely on the Bharatiya Janata Occasion accusing it of engineering the cut up within the Nationalist Congress Occasion in Maharashtra.

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Reacting to the event, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot alleged that the BJP was making an attempt to ‘remove’ the Opposition with the assistance of cash energy and Central companies. “The political developments which have taken place in Maharashtra immediately [July 2] present that the BJP needs to remove the Opposition events on the premise of cash energy and Central companies. It’s extremely condemnable,” Mr. Gehlot mentioned in a tweet.

He additional mentioned, “All of the leaders, together with Ajit Pawar, whom the BJP used to accuse of corruption until yesterday, had been inducted into the Cupboard. The BJP has been nervous ever for the reason that Opposition events began coming collectively, on account of which it’s breaking the regional events by placing strain from the Central companies. Irrespective of how a lot the BJP tries, the general public has determined that it’s going to give a befitting reply when the time involves thwart these makes an attempt to kill democracy.”

‘Public cash being misused’

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti hit out on the BJP saying the ruling celebration was on an “MLA-purchasing spree”. She mentioned that no phrases had been sufficient to sentence the way during which the BJP had repeatedly undermined the favored mandate in Maharashtra. “Not solely is democracy being butchered however they’re utilizing the nationwide anthem to offer cowl for such disgraceful actions,” she mentioned. “On the one hand, the BJP is arresting political opponents on trumped-up corruption prices whereas they themselves are on an MLA-purchasing spree. Laborious-earned public cash is being misused to quench the BJP’s thirst for energy,” Ms. Mufti mentioned.

Aam Aadmi Occasion chief Atishi mentioned the BJP had declared brazenly now that each one the corrupt ought to come into its fold and get “cleaned off their sins in its washer”.

Calling the BJP “hypocrite”, West Bengal Minister Babul Supriyo mentioned tainted leaders underneath the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate for corruption had been put right into a “washer” manufactured by the BJP to take away their stains and blemishes.

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Samajwadi Occasion chief Akhilesh Yadav mentioned Maharashtra had emerged as a “larger laboratory” for the BJP after Madhya Pradesh, and the saffron celebration will do different “experiments” within the run-up to the 2024 normal election to remain in energy. “The BJP does this infrequently, first it did this in Madhya Pradesh, after which in Maharashtra, however persons are watching this,” he mentioned.

Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha chief Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted: “Rules be damned, BJP ought to be the final celebration within the nation speaking about ideological alliances. They’re simply political opportunists wanting energy at any value. With the newest improvement in Maharashtra, these MLAs who had been corrupt and had been jailed are actually being sworn in as ministers!”

JD (U) chief spokesperson Okay.C. Tyagi mentioned the transfer would haven’t any affect on the Opposition unity nationally and dubbed the episode “cowardly and shameful”. “The event in Maharashtra confirmed the “worry” instilled by the celebration’s supreme chief, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, within the BJP by uniting the Opposition,” he mentioned.

DMK chief T.Okay.S. Elangovan mentioned that after the Opposition assembly in Patna, they (BJP) had been afraid, and therefore needed to interrupt the Opposition events.