Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not win even 70 seats in the state Assembly polls. Banerjee was speaking at an election rally in the Jalpaiguri district’s Dabgram-Fulbari constituency where she dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that the saffron party has already won 100 seats in the Assembly elections.
Banerjee said PM Modi has claimed that the BJP has already won 100 seats out of 135 seats where elections have been held. She can say that after the elections are over, BJP will not even get 70 out of the total 294 seats, she added.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief accused the BJP of spreading Covid-19 in the state by bringing in leaders and cadre from other states. She said these BJP leaders will spread Covid in Bengal and then go away. Last year when Covid was spreading in the state, no BJP leader cared to come over here to control that.
Banerjee accused Home Minister Amit Shah of lying about the National Register of Citizens (NRC). She claimed that Shah had said in Lebong in Darjeeling that NRC would not be implemented but claimed that 14 lakh people in Assam had been identified and sent to detention camps following the NRC process to find undocumented immigrants.
The chief minister said if voted to power, her party would not allow the NRC to be implemented in Bengal.
Referring to the rising cost of cooking gas, Banerjee criticized the BJP’s anti-people and anti-poor attitude.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Modi, the TMC chief said she is fighting those who have no culture, education, decency, or courtesy. They do not know about Rabindranath [Tagore]. She also took a jibe at PM’s beard look saying if he has a beard like Rabindranath, then he doesn’t become Rabindranath.