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‘Even if BJP arrests me, I will secure TMC’s victory in the polls from jail’: Mamata | India News


BANKURA: Calling the BJP “garbage of lies” and “the nation’s greatest curse”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged the saffron party to arrest her, saying she will secure TMC’s victory in the next few elections even from jail.
Election for the 294-member West Bengal assembly is scheduled for April-May.
Banerjee, without naming anyone, accused the BJP of trying to rob TMC’s MLAs by trying to bribe them, and said that some people act as vigilantes who are under the illusion that the saffron party could come to power in the state.
“The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever the elections come around, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Saradha (scam) to intimidate TMC leaders.
“But let me tell you very clearly, I am not afraid of the BJP or their agencies. If they have guts, they can arrest me and put me behind bars. I will fight the elections from jail and ensure the victory of TMC.” “Banerjee said at his first major public rally here in post-COVID times.
Referring to the recently concluded Bihar elections, Banerjee said that even the leader of the RJD, Lalu Prasad Yadav, has been put behind bars, but still ensured the good performance of his party.
“Even Lalu Prasad Yadav has been put behind bars, but still he has ensured the good performance of his party. The victory of the BJP (in Bihar) is by manipulation and not by popular mandate,” he said.
Attacking the BJP for allegedly trying to intimidate and bribe TMC’s MLAs, Banerjee said: “Few people have the illusion that they (BJP) will come to power, so some people are trying to risk it. But I want to say this clearly. , there is no possibility or ‘chance’ that the BJP will come to power. We will return to power with a greater mandate. ”
The TMC has governed the state since 2011.

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