West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that ousting the BJP from energy on the Centre in 2024 might be her “final struggle”.
The 67-year-old feisty Trinamool boss, nonetheless, didn’t make clear her comment.
“The BJP must be defeated within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The struggle for Delhi to oust the saffron get together from energy on the Centre might be my final. I promise to oust the BJP from energy,” she mentioned whereas addressing a rally.
With out giving additional clarification, she mentioned, “The BJP must be defeated at any value.” “Saving West Bengal is our first struggle. I promise we are going to take away the BJP from energy on the Centre in 2024. Should you attempt to intimidate us, we are going to reply,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
Mamata Banerjee, whereas referring to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi dropping elections in 1989 regardless of profitable greater than 400 seats in 1984, mentioned, “All people has to style defeat. Indira Gandhi was a robust political chief, however she had additionally tasted defeat. The BJP has round 300 MPs, however Bihar is gone, and extra will observe. Forward of elections, they are going to sit with zero leaders,” she mentioned.
The opposition BJP, whereas reacting to Ms Banerjee’s “final struggle” comment, puzzled whether or not the Trinamool Congress supremo would “dangle her boots after the Lok Sabha polls”.
“She ought to clearly say whether or not she would dangle her boots after the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. It is a foregone conclusion that the BJP would return to energy for the third consecutive time period,” BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya mentioned.
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