Congress: How can the BJP claim to be eliminating corruption while their “washing machine” is operating nonstop in West Bengal?

The Congress on Monday questioned how the ruling party can pretend to be fighting corruption when its “washing machine” is in full swing in West Bengal and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “shed light” on why the CBI and ED action against Suvendu Adhikari and Tapas Roy stalled after they joined the BJP.

Prior to his rallies in West Bengal, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh asked the prime minister a number of questions.

“Is the prime minister able to address the concerns raised by the Kurmi community? Could the prime minister please explain his position over the anti-national remarks made by Abhijit Ganguly, his Tamluk candidate? Was Suvendu Adhikari’s CBI case thrown in the BJP’s laundry basket? Ramesh said on X in a post.

The general secretary of the Congress elaborated on what he termed “jumla details” and said that the Modi administration “shamelessly” used the Kurmi minority for vote-bank politics without responding to any of their concerns.

The community has been calling for ST (Scheduled Tribe) designation for a long time, but the Modi administration is not moving forward with the request, even though the state government sent the Cultural Research Institute report to the Center in 2017. The Kurmis’ demands have been particularly contemptuously received by their higher caste leaders, according to Ramesh.

According to Ramesh, the Nyay Patra of the Congress promises a national caste census to make sure that every underprivileged group in India has access to the opportunity they deserve.

“When will the departing prime minister really commit to a caste census and stop just saying nice things about the Kurmi community’s cause? “Will he acknowledge the religious customs of the Kurmi community?” he inquired.

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