West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused Union Residence Minister Amit Shah of “hatching a conspiracy” to harass TMC leaders forward of the elections, and sought to know if the Election Fee is taking directions from him.
Contending that Mr Shah is “pissed off” over poor turnout at his rallies, Ms Banerjee, whereas addressing a public assembly right here in Bankura district, accused the BJP of plotting to kill her, and claimed that her director of safety, Vivek Sahay, was faraway from the publish by the ballot panel, following her damage in Nandigram final week, because of this.
Referring to the alleged assault on her in Nandigram, the place she has crossed swords together with her protege-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari, Ms Banerjee mentioned no damage can cease her from making certain her get together’s victory within the meeting polls.
“Amit Shah is pissed off as his rallies have registered poor turnout. As a substitute of working the nation, he’s sitting in Kolkata and hatching conspiracies to harass TMC leaders. What do they need? Do they need to kill me? Do they suppose they’ll win elections by killing me? In the event that they suppose so, they’re flawed,” she mentioned.
Urging the EC to be aware of Mr Shah’s “antics”, Ms Banerjee puzzled whether or not the EC has been decreased to a political instrument of the saffron get together.
“Is Amit Shah working the EC? (It appears) he’s giving directions to the EC. What occurred to their independence? My director safety (Vivek Sahay) was eliminated (by EC) below his directions,” she mentioned.
Ms Banerjee claimed Mr Shah, who held a sequence of conferences with the state management on Monday night time, has understood properly that his get together is miles away from the seat of energy.
“Will the house minister run the nation or spend time in harassing senior authorities officers, politicians? Will he harass the house secretary? Ship CBI discover? They’re reserving all inns. They’re planning to border circumstances in opposition to TMC candidates, ship CBI, ED groups to political rivals? They’re sending notices to these behind Nandigram land motion. Bankura and Bengal ought to present the best way to defeat these dictators,” she mentioned.
Demanding free LPG gasoline for each citizen, she mentioned the BJP is “promoting off” railways, Coal India, closing down BSNL and banks and “individuals ought to unite in opposition to this transfer.” “They’ve renamed a stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the event that they get to have their manner they’ll change the identify of the nation,” she mentioned.
At one other assembly in Chhatna, the CM mentioned, “Bengal will quickly vote to determine who shall be on the helm.” Persevering with her tirade in opposition to Mr Shah, she mentioned, “There’s a house minister who garlands a statue mistaking it as that of Birsa Munda’s. The bust of Vidyasagar statue was vandalised in his presence.
“He’s professing his love for tribals and backward communities by bringing meals from five-star inns and savouring the objects at their households, only for the cameras,” she mentioned.
The feisty TMC boss mentioned she and different get together leaders had hit the streets within the curiosity of individuals amid the Covid- 19 pandemic, whereas BJP leaders selected to remain at house.
Speaking concerning the measures taken by her dispensation to combat the pandemic, the CM mentioned, “I had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rearrange free vaccination for everybody in Bengal. I had mentioned that we’re able to bear the associated fee. However he didn’t reply.”