West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee says that BJP will not get majority on its own in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and other parties will form the government unitedly. Addressing the Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee said that the people will oust the BJP from power at the Center in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Banerjee also accused the BJP of destroying the institutions of the country. He said that those who had no role in India’s freedom struggle are trying to rewrite the history of the country. “BJP will be ousted from power in 2024. They will be defeated. I firmly say that BJP will not get majority on its own alone.
Appealed to the public, to get out of BJP’s captivity
He said that in the event of the BJP not getting a majority, other parties would come together to form the next government. The TMC supremo appealed to the people amidst thunderous applause, ‘Get free from the captivity of BJP, bring Janta ki Sarkar in 2024’. Banerjee also termed the imposition of GST on all types of packets of food items like cereals, pulses and flour weighing less than 25 kg as an anti-people move. Mamata Banerjee said, ‘What will people eat when BJP is levying GST on everything, even Moody and milk powder. How will the poor live in this country?’
Mamta said – If you act like Maharashtra, you will get a befitting reply
Warning the BJP, the Chief Minister said that if they tried to topple the Bengal government like in Maharashtra, they would get a befitting reply. Reiterating Rabindranath Tagore’s lines at the rally, Banerjee said, ‘Where the mind is fearless, the head is held high with pride…’. He said that some people see flaws in our (Bengal’s) recruitment process, but why nothing is said about the recruitments happening in railways, central government departments. Meanwhile, senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee said the party would continue with its plans to expand outside West Bengal and win seats outside the state in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Why Mamta Banerjee’s party celebrates Martyrs’ Day on July 21
The TMC’s rally was also special as it was held for the first time after its resounding victory in the 2021 assembly elections and the party’s return to power for the third time in a row. Banerjee had said on Wednesday that the Martyrs’ Day rally would be against the “autocratic rule” of the Centre. TMC observes Martyrs’ Day every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 people killed in police firing during a Youth Congress rally against the then Left Front government in 1993. Banerjee was the state president of the Youth Congress at the time of this incident.