Jalpaiguri: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections.
Addressing a public meeting here, Ms Banerjee said, ‘BJP won’t be able to win even 70 out of 294 seats.’
The TMC supremo ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent claim that BJP had already won 100 seats in the four phases of the election to the 294-seat assembly.
“Prime Minister 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.
Ms Banerjee alleged BJP brought outsiders in Bengal for poll campaigns and contributed to rise in COVID-19 cases.
The Chief Minister 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.
The TMC supremo charged that the BJP was ‘spreading falsehood’ by telling different things at different places on the same issue.
She said Home Minister Amit Shah had said in Lebong in Darjeeling that there will be no NRC. However, she claimed that 14 lakh people have been identified and sent to detention camps based on a process to find illegal migrants under the National Register of Citizens.