West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stated that the essential meeting polls within the state is a struggle between her and the Bharatiya Janata Celebration as she mounted an assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union residence minister Amit Shah.
“Keep in mind it’s me who’s contesting from all of the 294 seats. The struggle is between me and the BJP,” she stated whereas addressing a rally in central Kolkata on Monday.
The TMC organised a mega street present on Worldwide Ladies’s Day to focus on girls voters who comprise greater than 49% of the voters and who registered almost 82% turnout within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“Gujarat is a Modi-Shah mannequin state. In response to media reviews the state has registered two murders and 4 rapes on a mean each day within the final two years. In response to authorities figures there have been 1944 murders, 3095 rapes and 4829 instances of abduction. The best variety of rape instances was recorded in Ahmedabad. Uttar Pradesh, the favourite state of Modi, topped the record with the utmost rape instances,” Banerjee stated whereas launching a counter assault in opposition to Modi’s allegations of poor security for girls in Bengal.
On Sunday, whereas addressing a rally in Kolkata, Modi had attacked the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress authorities on girls’s security.
“They (Modi and Shah) typically say that ladies should not secure in Bengal. However the truth stays that ladies roam safely at 10 pm, at midnight and even at 4 am. They exit for work throughout the day,” the chief minister stated whereas accusing the Prime Minister of telling lies.
Within the roadshow, Banerjee was flanked by occasion’s girls MPs and MLAs and a dozen of girls celebrities who’ve been fielded as candidates within the upcoming meeting polls.
The padayatra within the coronary heart of Kolkata noticed an enormous participation of girls carrying posters, banners and occasion flags. Whereas some have been blowing conch shells and drums others might be seen holding photos of girls icons comparable to Rani of Jhansi and Mom Teresa.
“He has modified the Covid vaccine into Modi vaccine along with his image. He’s renaming stadiums, faculties and schools after him. Some day he would change the identify of India and rename it after his personal. He has even despatched his identify to ISRO. Who desires to see your image?” she stated.
The Election Fee (EC) has already requested the Union authorities to cease utilizing Prime Minister Modi’s image on Covid-19 vaccination certificates in states the place meeting elections are being held. The EC’s order got here on a grievance by the Trinamool Congress this week.
Attacking the Modi-government over the problem of rising LPG costs, Banerjee stated regardless that her authorities was offering free rice to the individuals, it takes ₹900 to get a LPG cylinder to cook dinner the rice.
“As election approaches, they give you many guarantees. I might say that we don’t want something. Simply give us free LPG. We don’t need to hear your preaching,” she stated.
The BJP hit again saying that the chief minister is simply attempting to divert the eye.
“This election is all about what the state authorities has finished within the final ten years. It’s not about how the Union authorities has fared. That consequence has already been declared in 2019 and folks have expressed their confidence on Modi. She is aware of that she goes to lose and therefore diverting all the eye. Such ways received’t work anymore,” stated Dilip Ghosh, BJP’s state president.