Kolkata, March 17, 2021: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Bankura. Wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee accuses Amit Shah of controlling the Election Commission of India.
“Who is running the EC, Amit Shah? He has served notice to the state home secretary and thus trying to intimidate the bureaucracy,” said Mamata.
Mamata Banerjee accuses Amit Shah of controlling EC
The wheelchair-bound Trinamool chief, Mamata Banerjee, took on the BJP’s collective might, addressing the public meetings herself in Bankura.
In a direct attack, Mamata Banerjee accuses Amit Shah of running the Election Commission. “Who is running the EC, Amit Shah? He has served notice to the stare home secretary and thus trying to intimidate the bureaucracy,” said the chief minister at a rally in Bankura.
On Tuesday, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held three back-to-back meetings in Bankura district, while the BJP fielded three heavyweight leaders – national party president JP Nadda, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath at different places in the Jangalmahal area. Add to that, TMC MP and Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee held public meetings at different places.
Mamata Banerjee accuses Amit Shah of conspiring against her
Mamata Banerjee accuses Amit Shah of conspiring against her.
“He is angry over the fact that there was a low turnout for his rally in Jhargram on Monday. The BJP is bribing the people by giving them Rs 500 to attend rallies. This is illegal,” she alleged. The apparently angry leader ended her speech with the now-famous war cry “Khela hobe?” (the game is one).
Protest in front of Election Commission
After accusing the Election Commission of being controlled by Union home minister Amit Shah in the morning, Mamata Banerjee warned at another rally in Raipur, that if the need be she is ready to sit in protest with her injured leg in front of the Election Commission.
She continued her tirade, when she said, “These people have changed the person, responsible for my security. Do they want me to be killed in an attack?”
She promised to continue her fight against the joint tirade of the BJP.
She said in Hindi, “Jo hamse takrayega, chur chur ho jayega (anyone who comes to hurt me will be broken to smithereens). Don’t forget a wounded tiger is more dangerous than a unarmed tiger.”
Invoking the women power, she said, “You should use your force in driving away the lootera (looters) and dangabaaz (rioters) from the state.”
Election in Bengal
With the first phase of election in West Bengal slated to take place on March 27, all the political parties in the state have started agressive campaigning. In fact, the two leading parties, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition, BJP, are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.
The first phase will see elections in five districts and 30 assembly seats. The districts include Purulia, West Midnapore Part I, Bankura Part I, East Midnapore Part I and Jhargram.