Kolkata: Attacking the BJP for hiking fuel prices and railway fares, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the two seats the party won in the state in the recent Lok Sabha polls will be reduced to zero in the next general elections.
West Bengal chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. File pic
"The BJP had one seat. They have gained one more seat. But the way they are campaigning and behaving, it seems as if they have achieved a lot. They now have two seats. It will never become three and will come down to zero in the next general elections," Banerjee said at a massive rally here to commemorate Martyrs'Day on Monday.
Originally observed as Martyrs' Day in remembrance of 13 youths killed in police firing July 21, 1993, the Trinamool has now christened it as the Maa Maati Manush Divas.
Addressing lakhs of supporters who gathered here from across the state, Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress supremo, criticised the BJP for misleading the people during electioneering. "They said something before the elections and have done things diametrically opposite after the polls. Within a month of coming to power, they have hiked prices of fuel and railway fares," she said at the gathering. "We will continue our democratic protests and fight against this," she said.
She said the saffron party was trying to foment riots in West Bengal and warned that there is no place for divisive politics in her state. "They are trying to indulge in communal politics in the state. We will not let this happen. There is no room for communalism on the soil of Bengal," she said.