In the latest exchange of words, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha leader Derek O'Brien has come up with a new word to attack BJP's alleged strategy in West Bengal. He calls it CIN 100. This, according to Derek is BJP's go-to strategy in all poll-bound states.
Elaborating on what it means he told a news channel: "CIN 100 is Communally Insensitive Narrative, 100 days before the State goes to polls. They follow the same tactic in all election-bound states. This also happened in Bihar and UP"
The statement reads:
"They came here for a 'fuel the communal tension' mission. We now hear that this morning the leaders were now stating this was opium/fake currency issue. We have been saying all along this is a sensitive issue in a border town and not a communal issue."
Now, here's where the differences between BJP and Congress begins.
While the BJP says that it was a planned incident backed by the TMC's tacit support to fundamental elements in the district, Mamata Banerjee called it a clash between the people and the BSF. The TMC-led West Bengal government dismissed the BJP's allegations and said there was no communal angle to the incident. The party accused the BJP and RSS of fanning communal tension in Malda.
A statement on the TMC website reads:
"This was a 'criminal issue' but the BJP/RSS, as is their strategy, tried to turn it into a 'communal issue'. They did this by trending hashtags on Twitter, sharing year-old photographs and posting irresponsible tweets with the help of their social media 'army'".