West Bengal Assembly Elections | Bowl out BJP in Bengal to defeat them nationally, says Mamata

It is fielding MPs as it is not getting proper candidates, says West Bengal Chief Minister

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday gave a call to bowl out the BJP to defeat them nationally.

“You should play in such a manner that the BJP is bowled out of the ground. If the BJP is bowled out in Bengal, then we will be able to surely defeat them nationally,” Ms. Banerjee said at a meeting at Khejuri. Khela Hobe (Game will be played) is the Trinamool Congress slogan for the Assembly polls and the reference to “bowl out” is taking it forward.

Ms. Banerjee told the people of Khejuri, the constituency adjoining Nandigram where she is contesting from, not to let their guard down even after the polling in the constituency on March 27. Terming the BJP the “biggest extornists”, she said the BJP must clear air over the fate of the demonetised money and the PM Cares funds.

She said the BJP is a party of feudal landlords and it steals funds amounting to several lakhs of crore: “Thank God ‘Mir Jafars’ [traitors] have left [the TMC]. I am relieved that they saved us.”

She said the BJP is not getting proper candidates and hence fielding MPs.

Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee also hit the campaign trail holding a road show at Debra in Paschim Medinipur for Humayun Kabir. He took a swipe at the Prime Minister’s remarks at a rally in Kharagpur where he had referred to ‘WhatsApp’ services being affected for 50 minutes on Friday evening. “The Prime Minister is concerned over WhatsApp not working for 50 minutes but remains indifferent if migrant workers die while returning home. This is because the BJP is more interested in campaigning on social media and we are active among the masses.”

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