West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said, “Prime Minister is totally incompetent, cannot run the country”. The remark was made at a public meeting in Purulia sitting on a wheelchair, she said, “Prime Minister is totally incompetent, cannot run the country. An autocratic government is being run at the Centre. She alleged that the BJP-led central government suppresses the voice raised against them.
She reasserted that she will continue to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, “I will continue to fight against them. BJP hatao, desh bachao (remove BJP, save the country).” She then targeted CPM and Congress calling them ‘three brothers’ and raised slogan against them saying that West Bengal does not need them,””Chaie na BJP ke chaie na, chaie na Congress ke chaie na, CPM ke chaie na. (we do not BJP, do not need Congress, do not need CPM). BJP ke bidai dao…Khela hobe, dekha hobe, jeta hobe (oust BJP, game is on, we will see, we will win).”
Promising the public that TMC will deliver ration to their doorstep, Mamata promised that people in Bengal will not need to go to ration stores from May if TMC comes to power. “TMC government will remain, you will continue to get free ration. We will deliver ration to your doorstep. You do not have to come to the ration shop after May.”
TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee who was injured in Nandigram on March 10, attacked rivals saying that the attack on her was to deter her from campaigning ahead of the crucial polls, “I was hurt in an incident on March 10. Thankfully, I survived. Someone thought that I would not be able to do campaigning with a broken leg. But the pain of common people is more than my pain.”
Banerjee sustained “severe bone injuries” on her left foot and ankle as well as bruises and injuries on her shoulder, forearm and neck, according to the report of her initial medical examination. She was admitted in SSKM hospital for her treatment and was discharged on March 12.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Sunday said that the injury caused to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram was not a result of an “attack”, as per the findings of the state’s Observers and Chief Secretary. The official source of the poll body said that there is no evidence of an attack carried out on Banerjee.
In reaction, TMC turncoat Suvendhu Adhikari also hit back on Monday (March 15) saying that she has not made full disclosure of cases against her to the Election Commission while filing nomination papers. Adhikari and Mamata both have filed nominations from the Nandigram constituency.
Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray. Elections to 294-member West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.