Mamata Banerjee Accuses BJP of Threats and Intimidation

ByTV10 Punjab

Apr 24, 2024
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National Desk
23 April
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, launched a scathing attack on the BJP, alleging attempts to silence dissent through intimidation tactics. Her accusations come in the wake of the arrest of an individual from Mumbai by the Kolkata Police, reportedly linked to an alleged raid on the residence and office of TMC General Secretary and her nephew, Abhishek Banerjee. The individual in question is also purported to have had interactions with David Headley, a convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Speaking at an election rally in support of the TMC candidate from Birbhum, Shatabdi Roy, Banerjee questioned the BJP’s resort to threats against opposition leaders. She questioned the need for such tactics if the BJP was confident of electoral victory. Banerjee highlighted a BJP leader’s statement about detonating a bomb and challenged any grievances against her to be directed towards her personally.

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Banerjee emphasized the arrest of the individual allegedly involved in plotting harm against her nephew, portraying it as preemptive action against BJP’s sinister designs. She lamented the BJP’s purported agenda to eliminate voices critical of their regime, either through physical harm or imprisonment.

The Chief Minister’s remarks underscore the escalating tensions between the TMC and BJP in the run-up to the elections, painting a picture of a political landscape fraught with apprehension and coercion. As electoral fervor grips West Bengal, Banerjee’s allegations serve to further polarize the already contentious discourse surrounding the state’s political future.