As BJP sets its sight on Bengal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has in fresh attack dared the saffron party to arrest her and asserted she will ensure TMC victory in the upcoming elections even from the jail. Election to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly is due in April-May 2021.
Accusing the BJP of trying to poach TMC MLAs by attempting to bribe them, Banerjee, without naming anyone, said some people are acting as fence-sitters who are under the illusion that the saffron party might come to power in the state.
“The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever the election arrives, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Saradha (scam) to intimidate TMC leaders. “But let me tell them very clearly, I am not afraid of the BJP or its agencies. If they have the guts, they can arrest me and put me behind the bars. I will fight elections from jail and ensure the victory of the TMC,” Banerjee said in her first major public rally in post-COVID times.