BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who flew into the Kolkata for a protest rally, launched the attack, and said: "People of Bengal understand everything. They see her ministers, her nephew's 100 crore rupee house even if she goes around in hawai chappals. How was that made? Does her family sell ghee?"
"What is the source of their income? Where is the money coming from? We know, we have proof how the nephew made his 100 crore rupee bangla (house). We have looked into properties owned by Didi's relatives. We will expose all soon," he added.
Mr Vijayvargiya, however, produced no evidence to back his claims. So why the outburst? Just hours before he spoke out, Mamata Banerjee, in Malda, attacked the BJP and him, obliquely, for links with a child trafficking case, manipulating central agencies and worse.
"If you arrest one Trinamool leader, people will put a lakh BJP people behind bars," she added.
The BJP is trying to rapidly expand its footprint in West Bengal, where it has so far had limited political presence. BJP chief Amit Shah has handed his Bengal BJP team the task of uprooting the ruling Trinamool Congress by 2019. Ms Banerjee says that not only would she remain Bengal's choice but prove to be a formidable opponent in Delhi as well for the next general election.
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