- Mamata Banerjee was campaigning in East Bardhaman, Murshidabad districts
- JP Nadda flew into Tarapith earlier than shifting on to Lalgarh in Jhargram
- Ms Banerjee attacked centre over farmers’ protest in opposition to new farm legal guidelines
A defiant Mamata Banerjee invoked the spirit of the Royal Bengal Tiger on Tuesday, as she and BJP chief JP Nadda traded barbs whereas on the marketing campaign path forward of the Meeting election.
“I’m not weak. I’m robust. I’ll stroll with my head held excessive until the time I’m alive. I’ll reside like a Royal Bengal Tiger until the time I reside,” Ms Banerjee roared, whilst senior leaders – the newest of whom was former Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee – give up and be part of the BJP.
The Chief Minister was in East Bardhaman and Murshidabad districts and JP Nadda flew into Tarapith in Birbhum earlier than shifting on to Lalgarh in Jhargram – a former Maoist hotbed the place the BJP appears to have gained some floor.
In Murshidabad Ms Banerjee additionally referred to Mir Jafar – the navy commander of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daullah, and who sided with the British in opposition to him within the Battle of Plassey in 1757 – and stated Bengal would by no means forgive traitors.
In Tarapith, Mr Nadda stated: “(Beneath) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, Rs 14,000 has been distributed to 11 crore farmers… but 73 lakh farmers in Bengal have been denied this. If Modiji involves energy, in our first cupboard assembly we’ll guarantee this cash is given.”
Ms Banerjee’s response was scathing: “BJP solely lies. They are saying Mamata is obstructing farmers’ cash (but) did you not get Krishak Bandhu (a state scheme for farmers) cash? Now inform Modi to ship the cash he promised. We’ve got despatched names (but) they do not ship the cash… lie every single day.”
She additionally attacked the centre over the farmers’ protest in opposition to the brand new agriculture legal guidelines.
“See what is occurring in Delhi. They’ve put nails on the highway to cease farmers. These payments will end farmers. Adani will get all the pieces… they need to repeal all the pieces,” she stated.
Ms Banerjee additionally had a message for ex-Trinamool leaders who’ve joined the BJP in latest weeks. She referred to the favored Bengali saying “dushtu gorur che phanka gowaal bhalo“, which interprets as: “An empty cowshed is best than one filled with naughty cows”.
“There is no such thing as a motive to attempt to scare me… to suppose I’m weak. Those that wish to be part of BJP ought to depart. There is no such thing as a place for such individuals in our social gathering,” she declared.
To this Rajib Banerjee shot again: “There’ll no cows left in your cowshed in a couple of days.”
The Chief Minister additionally responded to prices concerning the security of ladies in her state.
Mr Nadda had earlier claimed “home violence is most in Bengal… rape is occurring probably the most right here and human trafficking is the additionally most”.
“In Bengal the liberty our moms and sisters have… it does not exist anyplace. The peace and respect they’ve does not exist elsewhere. Go and see what is occurring in UP,” Ms Banerjee stated.
Mr Nadda additionally accused the Chief Minister of appeasement and referred to the Bengal authorities allowing Muharram celebrations throughout the lockdown but not permitting Saraswati Puja celebrations.
“They’re mendacity about Hindus. Are we not Hindus? However we do not say that simply because we’re Hindus we’ll hate Muslims… We do not say that simply because we’re Hindus we’ll hate Buddhists… that isn’t in our tradition,” Ms Banerjee responded.