LAST UPDATED: March 31, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Kolkata: BJP chief JP Nadda said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scared as she is going to lose Nandigram from where she is contesting against BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari.
Addressing an election rally in Hooghly, the BJP chief said, “Mamata didi is scared. She is going to lose Nandigram.”
He also said that curfew was imposed in West Bengal when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was laying the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
“Should the grand temple of Lord Ram be built in Ayodhya or not? We should give a befitting reply to the TMC in the elections,” he said.
He also slammed Mamata Banerjee for performing ‘Chandi Path’ and said, “I saw TMC workers celebrating Saraswati Puja very enthusiastically this year. Where have you been in the last four years? Now Mamata ji is doing ‘Chandi Path’. You did not do this before. She is doing it now because people have decided that she must go.”
The first phase of the eight-phase West Bengal Election 2021 took place on March 27, with more than 80 percent votes polled. Voting for the remaining phases will be held from April 1 to April 29 and the votes will be counted on May 2.
The BJP, with a limited presence in West Bengal for decades, made its presence felt in the 2019 general elections and emerged as the TMC’s main political rival after winning 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, compared to the ruling party’s 22 seats.
The BJP has exerted its full force in West Bengal in the last few years with the objective of ousting the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government which has been in power in the state for the last 10 years.