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Cooch Behar incident resulting from BJP conspiracy to intimidate voters: Mamata | India News


RAJGANJ / NAGRAKOTA / CHALSA: Urging people not to vote for “trigger-happy BJP”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Sunday that the tragedy in Cooch Behar was the “result of a conspiracy” concocted by the saffron party to intimidate voters. .
Amid polls for the fourth phase of Saturday’s elections, four people were killed in the Sitalkuchi area of ​​Cooch Behar when CISF personnel allegedly opened fire after being attacked by locals, who “tried to snatch their rifles from them.” the police had said.
The TMC supreme, who addressed three rallies in the Jalpaiguri district during the day, also stated that the BJP leaders, who have come out in support of the central forces, should sit down and ponder whether they would have taken the same stance if someone of their families met a similar fate.
“I have video footage showing that some BJP leaders are speaking out in favor of the central forces after the firing incident. You (the BJP leaders) do not feel sad if children die in other families. What if you had happened to someone in your family? “said Banerjee in Rajganj.
Hitting the accused CISF staff, he said: “If you think someone is causing a nuisance, talk to him, you also have lathis. How can you suddenly point your gun at the torso and neck of the voters?”
Describing the incident as a “murder of democracy”, Banerjee noted that the EC has prevented her and other politicians from visiting Sitalkuchi for 72 hours at “the urging of the BJP.”
“You can prevent me from visiting Sitalkuchi or anywhere else, but I will find a way out to be on the side of the distressed people.”
He affirmed that “for each vignette, the answer will be given in votes.”
“Come out in greater numbers to cast your vote, exercise your democratic rights to defeat the trigger-happy BJP. The Cooch Behar incident was the result of a conspiracy hatched by the saffron camp,” the chief minister said during her speech at Nagrakota.
Accusing the BJP of failing to deliver on its promise to reopen tea gardens that had to close due to funding shortages, Banerjee said the saffron festival has always fooled ordinary people.
“In stark contrast, TMC dispensation has undertaken many development projects in Jalpaiguri to boost its agriculture and tourism sectors. It has built a stadium in the district and ensured that the social welfare schemes launched by the government benefit everyone in the city. region, “he added. she started.
Banerjee, who wore a black scarf to condemn the Cooch Behar incident, paid a floral tribute to those killed in the shooting at a makeshift memorial built next to the stage in Nagrakota.
In Chalsa, he promised ration and Rs 500 for each household and a monthly allowance of Rs 1000 for backward caste families.
In addition, he said that the TMC, if reelected to power, will launch a state-sponsored credit card scheme for students who wish to pursue higher education.

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