Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday sharpened her assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union house minister Amit Shah amid escalating friction between her Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Get together within the run-up to the West Bengal Meeting Election 2021.
Banerjee, whereas addressing a rally on the tail finish of a roadshow from School Road to the Dorina Crossing space in Kolkata, alleged that the Prime Minister and Shah had been “peddling lies” concerning ladies’s safety in West Bengal.
“They [the BJP] are saying that ladies aren’t secure in West Bengal. Had there been no security, ladies in Bengal wouldn’t have been in a position to transfer round freely at night time,” Banerjee stated, rebutting PM Modi’s assertion that the ladies really feel unsafe within the state.
To drive house her level, the TMC chief drew a distinction with the BJP-ruled state of Gujarat and cited media studies, saying Modi and Shah’s ‘mannequin state’ has “witnessed 4 rapes and two killings every single day within the final two years”. She additionally referred to Modi and Shah as a ‘syndicate’.
“Bear in mind the Trinamool’s motto — Ma-Maati-Manush (Mom, Motherland, and Humanity). Girls will struggle for Bengal. Girls will construct Bengal. That is my vow, on the event of Worldwide Girls’s Day,” she stated.
Lambasting the rising costs of cooking fuel, the TMC supremo stated, “Even when the worldwide value for cooking fuel was low, our central authorities stored on mountaineering it. Now we’re having to pay an exorbitant quantity for a similar, pressured to cook dinner rice which prices ₹2 per kilo on a cylinder that prices ₹800. Will the BJP ever be capable to present cooking fuel free of charge?”
She additionally took a dig at PM Modi over the inclusion of his photograph in Covid-19 vaccination certificates. “He is turned the Covid vaccine into ‘Modi vaccine’. A day will come when your entire nation will likely be named after Narendra Modi,” the chief minister stated.
The ladies’s foot march (padayatra) in Kolkata, organised by the Trinamool Congress on the event of Worldwide Girls’s Day, got here a day after Prime Minister Modi attacked the Banerjee-led authorities from the historic Brigade Parade Floor within the metropolis. PM Modi had accused her of “betraying and insulting” the folks of the state who he stated trusted she’s going to carry a couple of constructive change after the Left rule.
Monday’s roadshow by the TMC chief comes amid assaults and counter-attacks in escalating political warfare and the violence which have come to be anticipated within the poll-bound state, the place elections are scheduled to happen between March 27 and April 29. The votes will likely be counted on Might 2.