The BJP also asked Mamata Banerjee's party to focus on governance in West Bengal and not support elements giving it a bad name instead of making baseless allegations like these.

“Definitely they are frustrated, disturbed and perturbed. That is why they are doing all these things. Due to the massive response BJP president got yesterday, they fear that Trinamool Congress is losing ground,” Venkaiah Naidu said.

"But these sort of things will not help. I appeal to friends in TMC, please improve your governance there and try to purge the elements who are giving a bad name to you. Don't support them for the sake of defending them and don't make baseless allegations," Naidu said at a press conference here.
Naidu, who is Parliamentary Affairs Minister and a senior BJP leader, said his party president is a respectable figure who is credited with victory of the party in many states and TMC should not do such things.

"He is battered for the response that he got in Kolkata rally yesterday. The other day you used the word 'dhokhabaazi' (for Narendra Modi)...after all he is the Prime Minister of the country. You should not do these things," he said.     

Naidu asked Trinamool Congress to understand the spirit and mandate of the people of the country and cooperate in improving parliamentary system and help in smooth running of both the Houses.     

"If you have something substantiated, we can discuss...You don't have anything specific and you bring something which is unauthorised," he said.

Taking a dig at Trinamool MPs for displaying red diaries in their bid to target Shah in both Houses as well as outside Parliament, Naidu said, "The TMC has become red. There is no problem as long as it is not after the blood of people. Till yesterday red was an anathema to them. I don't know if they are coming close to red (apparent reference to Left parties)."

BJP's national secretary Shrikant Sharma rejected all allegations by TMC as "false and baseless" and said Mamata Banerjee's party has been "rattled" due to the massive response that Shah received at Kolkata rally.     

"People of West Bengal have taken to the streets to usher in a change in the government. Instead of ushering in development in the state, the TMC government in West Bengal is more interested in saving the accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, who usurped the money belonging to the poor.

"The Mamata Banerjee government is also trying to protect the accused in the Burdwan blasts case. The TMC regime is protecting the Bangladeshi infiltrators, which poses a real threat to India's security. The people of West Bengal have seen the real face of Trinamool Congress and are ready to throw them out and have taken to the streets," Sharma said.

Naidu said the credibility of Trinamool Congress has gone down and the more they raise such things the more it will reflect on them.

"Let them campaign across the state. The more they talk on this, it will reflect on them. Their credibility is going down...You are expected to be more mature," he said.

Earlier criticising the action of TMC MPs, Naidu said, "you can't just bring objects from outside and then flash them in the house. You may get cheap publicity but the purpose will not be served. If there is something substantial, there are ways and means of giving notice and getting the issue discussed."

Targeting TMC leaders, Sharma said, "They have no right to take names and then make issues. So on all these counts, what the Trinamool did in the House today is totally unparliamentary, that is why there is no need to take notice of it."

TMC and BJP members today targeted each other in Parliament, leading to clashes and walkouts.

TMC alleged that a diary of jailed Sahara group chief Subrata Roy contained the name of a senior leader of the saffron party, leading to clashes and a walkout by TMC members in both Houses.

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