Mamata – The New Indian Express
Express press service
KOLKATA: Against the BJP’s claim to win more than 200 seats out of 294 in the West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged voters in North Bengal to secure a big victory for TMC in order to prevent the saffron camp from once engaging in the horse trade. the results came out.
“I’ll win Nandigram by a comfortable margin. But you will have to ensure the victory of the TMC in 199 other seats to protect democracy. Otherwise, the BJP will use its financial power to buy traitors, ” Mamata said at a rally in Dinhata in the Cooch Behar district, where the BJP performed impressively in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. His constituency, Nandigram, went to the polls on Thursday.
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Reiterating her allegation against the BJP on the issue of “foreigners”, Mamata lambasted her main rival. “This (BJP) is a party of strangers. A day before the second round of voting, they brought in people from outside and scared voters at night. With all due respect to the Election Commission, I must say that it is working under the instructions of the Union Home Minister, ” the Chief Minister said.
Mamata also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for meeting with followers of the Matua religious sect in Bangladesh. Questioning the timing of Modi’s visit, she said: “The elections are underway and he has visited Bangladesh. The people of West Bengal are not fooled. Everyone knows why the Prime Minister went to Bangladesh. This is the policy of the voting bank. ”
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The Matuas are deciding factors in at least 35 Assembly constituencies and support their support in the 2019 general election, the BJP had won the Lok Sabha de Bongaon seats in North 24 Parganas and Ranaghat in Nadia. ) Founder Asaduddin Owaisi and Abbas Siddiqui of the Secular Indian Front (ISF), Chief Minister of Bengal, urged minorities, SC and ST voters to stay away from their “divisive” politics. “There is a chief who came from Hyderabad and one from Furfura Sharif. Do not fall into their trap. They are here to divide the people on the line of religion. My request to minorities, ST and SC voters, please don’t allow anyone to divide your votes. ”