'Congratulations UP govt for acknowledging Mamata's work': TMC takes potshot at Yogi Adityanath

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TMC on Sunday took potshots at BJP-led UP government for an advertisement showing CM Yogi Adityanath standing next to a flyover in Kolkata.
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday took strong exception to the use of a purported image of a Kolkata flyover in an Uttar Pradesh government advertisement to project the economic progress of the state under its Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Titled 'Transforming Uttar Pradesh under Yogi Adityanath', the advertisement showed an image of the Maa flyover painted in blue-and-white colours synonymous with the TMC government, along with high-rises and industries juxtaposed below a cut-out of Yogi Adityanath.

However, the TMC, left no opportunity to ridicule the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the episode, claiming that the saffron party has now indirectly accepted the "development spree" under the Mamata Banerjee government and even tried to appropriate it.


Lashing out at the BJP, TMC MP Derek O'Brien said that the advertisement published in the newspaper had to be approved by the UP government. In such a situation, not the newspaper but the UP government itself will have to take full responsibility. "The newspaper has been asked to accept the mistake by putting pressure on it," he said.

"We would like to congratulate the UP govt for acknowledging the Mamata-led government's work," he added.

He further added that a total of Rs 2,058 crore has been spent by the Bengal government for development in the rural areas. He drew a parallel between…
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