West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to arrest her. Calling the saffron get together a “garbage of lies” and “biggest curse of the nation”, Banerjee asserted she’s going to ensure TMC victory in the upcoming elections even from the jail.
Election to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly is due in April-May.
Accusing the BJP of making an attempt to poach TMC MLAs by making an attempt to bribe them, Banerjee, with out naming anybody, mentioned some persons are appearing as fence-sitters who’re beneath the phantasm that the saffron get together may come to energy in the state.
“The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever the election arrives, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Saradha (scam) to intimidate TMC leaders.”
“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,” Banerjee mentioned in her first main public rally right here in post-COVID occasions.
Referring to the recently-concluded Bihar elections, Banerjee mentioned even RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been put behind the bars however nonetheless he ensured his get together’s good efficiency.
“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 mentioned.
Lashing out on the BJP for allegedly making an attempt to intimidate and bribe the TMC MLAs, Banerjee mentioned, “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.”
The TMC is ruling the state since 2011.