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BJP’s Top 3 Agenda for Bengal: Communalise, Polarise, Mobilise – By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

“You know the rates by which the Rohingyas multiply. It’s eighty times higher than the rate of the Hindus,” said…. Sandip Bagchi, a former president of the BJP’s Jadavpur north mandal…. On November 30, BJP’s state unit president Dilip Ghosh said: “A conspiracy has been hatched to turn West Bengal into West Bangladesh….”

Earlier, the party’s Bengal in-charge, national general-secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya, had said that the Mamata Banerjee government was ‘tees pratishat ki sarkar’, or a government for the 30%, an obvious reference to the state’s Muslim population, who made 27% of the state’s population in 2011.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, too, have repeatedly accused Banerjee’s government of ‘politics of appeasement’….