West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC MLA Abhishek Banerjee, talking at a rally at Dakshin Dinajpur, rejected ‘extortion’ allegations towards him. “If it is confirmed I’m extortionist nephew (‘tolabaj bhaipo’), direct me to gallows, I’ll grasp myself. You don’t want ED or CBI.”
The TMC and BJP are at loggerheads with leaders from each the events leaving no alternative to hit out at one another, forward of the Assembly Election 2021. While rejecting allegations on him, Abhishek additionally hit out on the BJP saying, “Kailash Vijayawargiya is an outsider and his son is a ‘gunda’. Dilip Ghosh is a ‘gunda’.
Earlier, claiming that the BJP was shedding floor in lots of states, the TMC on Thursday contended that Mamata Banerjee will return to energy for a 3rd consecutive time period in West Bengal. TMC chief and state minister Chandrima Bhattacharya stated that her social gathering has fared higher in 2019 Lok Sabha elections by way of vote share in comparison with 2014 parliamentary polls in Bengal. She stated that the TMC, which obtained 39.70 per cent votes in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, elevated its share to 43.3 per cent in 2019.
“There is little doubt that Didi (Mamata Banerjee) will return for the third time. The BJP is daydreaming of coming to energy,” she stated, addressing a press convention. The saffron social gathering, which had gained solely two Lok Sabha seats in 2014, triumphed in 18 of the 42 constituencies within the state throughout 2019 elections with 40.7 per cent vote share, rising as the primary opponent of the ruling TMC.
Maintaining that the BJP’s declare of a pan-India help was not true, Bhattacharya stated, “The social gathering has misplaced 66 per cent Assembly seats within the nation and are in clear majority solely in 12 states.” The West Bengal minister of state for well being and regulation and justice additional stated that the saffron camp has not been capable of bag any seat in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and has lower than 10 seats every in 9 different states.
“In Tamil Nadu, it has did not safe any seat out of the 234 constituencies. The saffron social gathering secured only one out of 140 seats in Kerala, two out of 119 in Telangana, eight out of 70 in Delhi, 14 of 90 in Chhattisgarh, 25 of 81 seats in Jharkhand, 105 of 288 constituencies in Maharashtra, two out of 117 in Punjab and 6 out of 294 in Bengal,” she stated.
Bhattacharya asserted that in most states the place the saffron social gathering is a part of the coalition authorities, it has only some seats in its kitty – two out of 40 in Meghalaya and 12 out of 60 in Nagaland.
Putting forth extra figures to buttress her declare, the TMC chief stated that the saffron social gathering, which acquired 51 per cent votes in Maharashtra in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, had its share lowered to 42 per cent in state’s meeting polls, a couple of months later the identical 12 months.
“In Haryana, it acquired 58 per cent votes in 2019 parliamentary polls, however may handle solely 36 per cent a couple of months later in the course of the state elections,” she stated. The minister, throughout her press meet, additionally paid homage to the “martyrs” of the land acquisition agitation, on the 14th anniversary of Nandigram bloodbath.
She stated that the social gathering has the very best regards for individuals who sacrificed their lives throughout protests in Singur, Nandigram and elsewhere within the state.
At least six individuals had been killed on January 7 in 2007 at Nandigram in East Midnapore district, marking the start of the anti-land acquisition motion. It was on the identical date in 2011 that 9 extra individuals had been killed at Netai in West Midnapore district.
Claiming that the ‘Duare Sarkar’ (authorities at doorsteps) challenge taken up by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was considered one of its form, Bhattacharya stated greater than 1.82 crore individuals have thus far visited quite a few camps arrange throughout the state for the aim to avail the advantages of assorted state-run schemes.