Opposition leader Svendu Adhikari on Wednesday threatened to implement Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adhyanath’s bulldozer policy if the BJP takes power in Bengal. Nandigram MLA is the second BJP Leader in a span of two days to refer to the controversial UP model of controversial “immediate justice”.
Adhikari said Wednesday at a rally in Contai, East Midnapore. BJP will come to power (in Bengal) by winning the polls. It will form a nationalist government. Uttar will be bulldozer driven in Bengal as he is in Pradesh. The conference, which the BJP claimed to have gathered his crowd of 40,000, was a demonstration against the rally he addressed in Kontai on December 3, Trinamul Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee.After the BJP took power in his UP in 2017, the government led by Yogia Dichanath sent bulldozers to demolish the homes of those accused of crimes. The government claimed that Muslim-owned houses were built illegally. Due to his controversial behavior, the Prime Minister earned the nickname “Bulldozer Baba“.
During Yogi’s first term, several buildings owned by criminal suspects such as Vikas Dubey, Mukhtar Ansari and Atiku Ahmed were demolished. Both Ansari and Ahmed were elected to his MLA. In his second term, Yogi’s bulldozers destroyed the homes of several leaders of the Samajwadi party. According to the opposition, these actions are by Yogi and his government to silence dissent voices. The use of bulldozers for similar purposes was also widespread in other BJP-controlled states.In the case of Adhikari and Paul, BJP sources said the bulldozer reference came from the state government’s alleged misconduct in disbursing funds under its rural housing program. “Basically, what our leaders meant was that the BJP would ensure that the buildings built with embezzled PMAY program funds would be demolished,” BJP sources said.
The Trinamool Congress has criticized Adhikari for threatening to introduce yogi model punishment in Bengal. It violates the principles of natural justice. The BJP has sought to capitalize on dissatisfaction with the prevailing administrative system in Bengal ahead of the Panchayat elections. Adhikari and Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumdar met Union Panchayat Raj Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday to discuss the issue of alleged corruption in the disbursement of PMAY funds. On Wednesday in meeting, Adhikari congratulated his nine who have been active in Sang Parivar since the days of Jan Sangh. He said that those who do not respect the older generation will not get ahead. Many party officials have taken this as his olive branch for party veterans like Dilip Ghosh.