West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday launched her marketing campaign for subsequent yr’s meeting elections with a public rally within the state’s Bankura, saying that she would win even when locked up in jail and accused the BJP of providing cash to Trinamool Congress MLAs to change sides.
Calling the BJP the “biggest curse of the nation”, she dared the get together to arrest her. “The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever elections arrive, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Saradha (scam) to intimidate TMC (Trinamool Congress) leaders,” she stated.
“But let me tell them very clearly, I am not afraid of the BJP or its agencies. If they have the guts, they can arrest me and put me behind the bars. I will fight elections from jail and ensure the victory of the TMC,” Ms Banerjee stated.
“They are calling TMC workers and offering money. They are saying, we will give you 2 crore, come over They are telling an MLA, I will give you 15 lakh now, 15 lakh later. Is this a political party? They are a disgrace,” she stated.
Referring to the lately held Bihar elections, Ms Banerjee stated regardless that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav was jailed, he ensured his get together fared properly.
“Even Lalu Prasad Yadav has been put behind bars but still he has ensured his party’s good performance. The victory of the BJP (in Bihar) is through manipulation and not through popular mandate,” she stated.
This was Mamata Banerjee’s first election marketing campaign forward of subsequent yr’s meeting elections and her first rally since March. She selected Bankura to launch her marketing campaign maybe in response to Amit Shah’s go to to the western district earlier this month to launch the BJP’s marketing campaign.
Ms Banerjee additionally revealed what could possibly be a brand new ballot technique. Recalling the political violence through the Left regime, she accused the communists of becoming a member of arms with the BJP to keep away from arrest within the Sharada rip-off. She stated the Left of the previous has grow to be the brand new BJP.
Without naming anybody, she stated some people who find themselves underneath the phantasm that the BJP may come to energy within the state are appearing as fence-sitters.
“Few people are under the illusion that they (BJP) will come to power, so some people are trying to take a chance. But I want to say this clearly, there is neither any chance nor ‘by-chance’ for the BJP to come to power. We will again return to power with a bigger mandate.”
Elections to the 294-member meeting in West Bengal, the place the Trinamool has been in energy since 2011, are due in April-May.