Andhra Pradesh

Regional parties are a bane of the nation, says Kanna

BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana and others staging a protest against the attack on BJP rally in Kolkata, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.

BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana and others staging a protest against the attack on BJP rally in Kolkata, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.  

Taking objection to the alleged stone-pelting by the Trinamool activists on party president Amit Shah’s convoy in Kolkata, BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana said on Wednesday that the regional parties were indulging in violence in the hope of winning the elections.

This was evident from the conduct of Trinamool president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was allegedly provoking the unruly elements, he said. The Election Commission of India (ECI) should bar the TMC from contesting the elections, he demanded.

Addressing the media here, Mr. Lakshminarayana said the West Bengal Government denied permission for Mr. Amit Shah’s meeting, and when a rally was being taken out, it was attacked by forces that did not want the BJP to gain strength in the State, he said. Elections in the country were by and large peaceful. In West Bengal, violence had become a routine, he said, and added that regional parties were a bane of the nation. Commenting on the BJP’s performance in the State, Mr. Lakshminarayana said he expected a good percentage of votes for the party, which, he claimed, successfully thwarted the malicious campaign by the TDP. He expressed regret that the ECI did not act on the deletion of voters from the rolls despite complaining about it twice.

Later, he along with State vice-president T. Nagabhushanam and others staged a protest denouncing the attack on the BJP rally in West Bengal.

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