Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged that the BJP is using central agencies and black money to topple elected state governments.
Addressing a rally in Kolkata, TMC President Mamta said that the Bharatiya Janata Party should answer from where it is getting money to topple the elected governments.
Mamta Banerjee said on the allegations of corruption against Trinamool Congress that I challenge them to arrest me if they (BJP) can.
Addressing a rally of TMC’s student wing, Mamata Banerjee pledged to defeat the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. CM Banerjee said that a malicious campaign has been launched against senior TMC leaders including him, Firhad Hakim and Abhishek Banerjee.
BJP is calling everyone a thief. They are campaigning like we are all thieves in TMC and only BJP and its leaders are holy. She said that if I was not in politics, I would have cut off her tongue.
At the same time, Mamta feared the arrest of Firhad Hakim, as he was recently called by the central agencies. The TMC supremo said, “If he is arrested, you can rest assured that it will be a fake case, only being done to harass him.”
Mamta said that they (BJP) are talking about money with TMC leaders. From where is the BJP getting thousands of crores to remove the elected state governments on the lines of Maharashtra model. BJP is depositing money abroad through hawala. He said that the BJP has to lose in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Referring to the recent incident of alleged rape of a woman along the Indo-Bangladesh border by BSF jawans, she wondered whether the Centre’s decision to increase the paramilitary’s jurisdiction in the border areas from 15 km to 50 km was due to the Centre.
Such an incident has happened. The BJP talks of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and its government released those involved in the Bilkis Bano case. Is this justice? He said that we will organize a 48-hour long dharna here in Kolkata to press for action against the accused.