The West Bengal chief minister addressed back-to-back rallies in Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 Parganas districts, the place constituencies are set to go to polls on 6 April
Khanakul: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday questioned whether or not Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “god or a superhuman” to have made claims of a BJP triumph in the Assembly elections, six phases of which nonetheless stay.
The TMC boss, with out naming the Indian Secular Front (ISF) or its founder Abbas Siddiqui, stated the BJP is giving cash “to a person” to eat into minority votes.
“What do you (Modi) think of yourself, are you god or superhuman?” Banerjee stated, referring to remarks by the PM at public conferences that he’ll attend the oath-taking ceremony of the BJP authorities in Bengal and request it to implement the PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme as early as doable.
She claimed that the prime minister breached the mannequin code of conduct by “asking officers of the state government to be ready to attend the oath-taking ceremony.”
Addressing back-to-back rallies in Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 Parganas districts — the place Assembly constituencies are set to go to polls on 6 April — Banerjee additional stated, “We will not invite you (Modi) for the swearing-in.”
Gujaratis try to seize Bengal by bringing goons from UP and Bihar. We won’t enable Bengal to turn into like Gujarat. BJP tries to create communal disturbance: West Bengal CM & TMC chief Mamata Banerjee in Howrah pic.twitter.com/nd8TfiYaS3
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2021
The TMC supremo alleged that Modi’s latest go to to Bangladesh to commemorate its first prime minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s delivery centenary had led to “rioting” within the neighbouring nation.
In a veiled reference to Siddiqui, whose ISF is preventing the elections in alliance with the CPM and the Congress, the TMC boss stated, “There is a new person on the block who is trying to divide minority votes in the state, and he is getting money from the BJP for this. He keeps making communal statements but that won’t take him far.”
Hitting out at Home Minister Amit Shah, she claimed that the Election Commission was transferring cops within the state on the behest of the highest BJP chief.
Contending that every one BJP leaders, together with chief ministers and central ministers, are tenting in Bengal to assist the get together win elections, she described them as “Duryodhana, Dushyashana and Ravana”(antagonists within the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana).
“One must remember that even the British could not break the people of Bengal through its divide and rule policy,” she stated, asserting that the BJP may also not be capable of pursue its “divisive politics”.
Alleging that “some particular police officers are being brought in to make sure that election results go in favour of the BJP”, she stated votes are forged by folks and never the safety personnel.
The chief minister additionally pulled up her get together’s polling brokers, who apparently refused to remain put on the cubicles in Nandigram in the course of the second section of polls, and urged them to not get “sold off”, whereas additionally warning them that she would maintain a tab on erring officers.
Responding to opposition criticisms over her determination to stay round for greater than an hour at a polling station in Nandigram, the place she has crossed swords together with her former protege and BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, the TMC chief stated,
“I visited a booth in accordance with the rules.” Maintaining that she wouldn’t “tolerate sentimental pleas by anyone in my party that the BJP is threatening them” she stated, “I will appoint women activists instead, they will display more courage.”
Accusing the BJP authorities on the Centre of not doing something worthwhile within the final six years, aside from adopting anti-people measures and inflicting hardships to many, the TMC supremo stated, “We give rice free of cost, but to cook food one has to buy an LPG cylinder for Rs 900.”
Terming the BJP’s lotus image as “a rotten flower”, Banerjee stated that the saffron get together is attempting to divide Bengal on communal traces for garnering votes.
Affirming that she “plays a game” (khela) when anybody tries to browbeat her, the TMC supremo requested folks to affix her in the event that they want to proceed availing the advantages of a number of welfare schemes launched by her authorities.
Banerjee additionally stated that BJP staff have been attempting to intimidate her get together’s supporters.
“There is no reason to be afraid. I am a Royal Bengal Tiger sitting here to protect you (supporters). I am there to ensure people’s security,” she acknowledged.