KOLKATA: Alleging that the BJP was bringing in goons from exterior to cease individuals from exercising their franchise in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged ladies to “confront the hoodlums with ladle, spatula” and different cooking utensils.
Addressing two public rallies at Narayangarh and Pingla in West Midnapore district, the TMC boss dubbed bte noire Suvendu Adhikari and his household as “traitors”, and claimed that one member of the family was seen distributing cash amongst individuals on Friday evening, hours earlier than 30 meeting constituencies of the state went to polls.
“Yesterday, one of many Adhikari brothers was seen distributing cash…Girls within the space caught him red-handed and requested the police to arrest him. In addition they handed over 30 goons, all employed from exterior, to the police,” she stated.
Banerjee asserted that the saffron occasion’s destiny might be sealed after the primary part of polls.
“The BJP is bringing in goons from exterior Bengal to locations the place the occasion has some foothold. I’ll urge the ladies of the state to come back out with ‘hata and khunti’ (ladle and spatula) and confront the hoodlums.”
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She additional requested the Election Fee to make sure that the meeting polls are carried out in a good method.
“Delhi’s Amit Shah needs to conduct the polls in Bengal. With due respect to the Election Fee, I urge the ballot physique to see to it that the elections are held in a free, truthful and neutral method,” the CM underlined, taking a swipe on the residence minister.
The TMC chief additionally stated that she might be placing up in Purba Medinipur’s Nandigram constituency, the place polls are scheduled on April 1, to keep watch over the actions of ‘Mir jafars’ (traitors).
Three members of the Adhikari household — which wields appreciable affect in Purba Medinipur — have stop the TMC and joined the saffron camp over the previous few months.
Banerjee is locked in a fierce battle towards her former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.
“I used to be answerable for giving them plump positions in public workplaces. they, nonetheless, betrayed the TMC and crossed over to the BJP…they have been lured with cash,” she added.