On Monday, a senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien accused the centre-ruling BJP of limiting the National War Memorial inauguration ceremony into a  political rally and showing ‘disrespect’ to the uniform.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the War Memorial on Monday, adjoining the iconic India Gate at the heart of Delhi, nearly 60-years after it was proposed to show respect to dead soldiers after Independence.

In a statement, TMC’s national spokesman Mr. O’Brien said that “the National War Memorial was turned into a political rally. That’s called disrespecting the uniform.”

In West Bengal, BJP and TMC have been at loggerheads and at the Centre in run-up to the General Elections.

BJP Chief Amit Shah has set a goal of winning over 23-seats out of 42 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Modi government was indulged in “politics over the dead bodies of jawans” after the recent Pulwama terror strike and accused that the Centre had intelligence inputs regarding the attack but decided not to act.

CM Banerjee claims that the BJP-led Union Government wanted to create a “war hysteria” before the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections to seek political mileage.


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