Goa: ‘Jai Shree Ram’ hoardings ahead of Mamata Banerjee’s visit

News Desk: Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Goa visit, ‘Jai Shree Ram’ hoardings were seen across the coastal state. Meanwhile, the state BJP unit has denied its involvement.

This comes a day after several hoardings carrying pictures of the Trinamool Congress president were defaced in Goa ahead of her visit. Condemning the act, the TMC claimed it reflects the BJP’s “intolerance”.

A fresh war of words erupted between the BJP and the TMC, after the saffron party on Sunday claimed the Goa unit of the Trinamool Congress posted a cartoon on Twitter that showed party supremo Mamata Banerjee trying to crush Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant under her foot.

A statement by Goa CM Pramod Sawant’s office claimed the tweet by the Banerjee-led party was deleted immediately.

After the image was shared by TMC, a number of posters and hoardings, put up by the TMC, carrying pictures of Banerjee were vandalised.

TMC’s Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien said “The only woman chief minister has been insulted. We all know this is not the culture of Goa”

He also claimed the BJP was damaging local businesses, as contractors will have to pay from their own pocket for all the vandalised hoardings.

Referring to the 10-point charge sheet released by the TMC against the present BJP government in Goa, Derek said that if the BJP wants to fight against his party, then it should do it politically.

“Why don’t you respond to the charge sheet placed before the public” he added.

Former Goa governor Malik had accused the state government of corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic and alleged he was removed from his post for sharing this.

There was corruption in everything the Goa government did during the COVID-19 pandemic, he had said in a TV interview.