West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Bhabanipur: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on September 24, 2021, mounted an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by terming it “violent, cruel and murderous”.
She was addressing a rally in Bhabanipur, which is going for by-election next week.
News Agency ANI quoted her as saying: “BJP is insanely violent, cruel and murderous. They are doing hooliganism every day. They are bombing their own houses and saying they are being attacked. Who will attack you? We feel embarrassed by even touching you. TMC is not a party of goons”.
Mentioning an incident wherein the BJP on September 23, 2021, protested with the body of a killed party worker in front of her house in Kalighat, she highlighted alleged deaths in BJP-ruled Assam over National Register of Citizens (NRC) to corner her arch rival.
“I heard a worker of BJP had died months after the elections. Such deaths are always unfortunate. They came with the body near my house. Several people were killed in Assam over NRC. Don’t you have any shame? There is no law in BJP’s rule,” Mamata said.
The West Bengal CM lamented that there is no inquiry against CPM, “which has done so much injustice”, and “our party, which fights with such bravery, is not being spared. Our phones are being tracked through Pegasus.”
“CPM has done so much injustice, has there been a single CBI inquiry and ED case on them? Our party, which fights with such bravery, is not being spared. Our phones are being tracked through Pegasus,” ANI quoted her as saying.
The bypoll has been necessitated after winning MLA Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay made way for his party leader.
Mamata had lost last election from Nandigram assembly constituency but her party- TMC- formed the state government with absolute majority.
She needs to win Bhabanipur bypoll to continue as West Bengal Chief Minister.
The BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal in the election. (PW News)