Cooch Behar (West Bengal): Lashing out against the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the fourth phase of the West Bengal elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she is a ‘Bengal tigress’, who will not bend in front of BJP’s attacks.
Speaking at a public gathering in Cooch Behar, Banerjee said: “They (BJP) will bring goons from Assam. They will explode bombs and threaten people. Do not be afraid. They do not want our mothers and sisters to vote. Central forces are blocking ur mothers and sisters from voting.”
She claimed that if the BJP comes to power in the state, they will build detention camps like in Assam. “They have kept 14 lakh Bengalis in detention camps, who have no future. We are fighting for those poor people. They were not even voting, police made raids on them.”
“BJP cannot do anything to me with their money. I am a Bengal tigress, I break but I do not bend,” she further remarked.
Banerjee appealed to the people to vote for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) if they did not want to see “Gujaratis capturing Bengal”. She also raised slogans such as ‘BJP hatao’ and ‘BJP ke chai na’ (We do not want BJP).
“We will not let Gujaratis capture Bengal. Bengal will stay in Bengal, we will not let goons from Gujarat take over Bengal,” she said.