BJP spreading coronavirus in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Published : Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 at 7:45 PM Count : 185
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the BJP has contributed to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the state by bringing "outsiders in large numbers" for campaigning during the ongoing assembly elections, reports PTI.
Addressing a poll rally in Jalpaiguri, Banerjee also accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of not responding to the state's plea to vaccinate a majority of people, which could have helped contain the spread of the disease.
"They (BJP leaders) have brought outsiders for campaigning and they are spreading COVID-19 in the state. We had managed to get hold of the COVID situation, they made it complicated," she said at the public meeting.
The Trinamool Congress supremo ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent claim that BJP had already won a 100 seats in the four phases of the election to the 294-seat assembly.
"Prime Minister Modi has said the saffron party has already won 100 seats out of 135 seats where elections have been held. I can say that after the elections are over, BJP will not even get 70 out of total of 294 seats", she said.
Accusing the prime minister and Amit Shah of peddling lies at poll rallies, the TMC supremo said, "The Centre has kept the NRC and the NPR bills alive, but the home minister had claimed that he had no plans to enforce the National Register of Citizens."
"Don't trust them. If they come to power, you may face the same experience like the 14 lakh Bengalis in Assam (referring to the final NRC in the northeastern state). BJP is a dangerous party which is trying to divide Bengal," she claimed.