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BJP partially fractured politically in last five phases of LS polls: TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

Updated on: 22 May,2024 12:13 PM IST  |  Kolkata
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The TMC national general secretary also asserted that people of the country have already given their mandate against the saffron party and its "exit is definite" after the election results are out

BJP partially fractured politically in last five phases of LS polls: TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

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BJP partially fractured politically in last five phases of LS polls: TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

Leader of the Trinamool Congress Abhishek Banerjee asserted on Tuesday that the BJP has been "partially fractured" politically over the last five phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls and that this division will be "complete" following the last round of voting on June 1.

Per a PTI report, the national general secretary of the TMC further declared that the saffron party's "exit is definite" following the announcement of the election results, citing the people of the nation as having already given their mandate against it. "The life of the present BJP government at the Centre is only 10 days," Banerjee remarked, endorsing TMC candidate Arup Chakraborty from the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency. The TMC MP, who is also Mamata Banerjee's nephew and the party's leader, declared that "the country's people have politically split the BJP in half over the last five phases." The seventh and final round of the Lok Sabha elections will mark the end of this process.

"Subhas Sarkar of the BJP had won the seat last time in 2019. But, I want to ask everybody in the region if he has been seen in the constituency in the last five years. Has BJP done any developmental work in Bankura during his tenure?" Banerjee said. The TMC national general secretary alleged that the saffron party is depriving the people of West Bengal by not releasing its dues for welfare schemes. "As the BJP will be ousted now, all dues of the state will be realised within three months after the new government assumes charge at the Centre," he said. Banerjee said prices of items of household consumption have risen exorbitantly, along with rates of life-saving drugs.

"The BJP has taken money from pharmaceutical companies through electoral bonds, and therefore, prices of life-saving drugs have increased," he claimed. Speaking at two other election rallies, Banerjee asserted that only the TMC is committed to fighting for the people's rights. He also criticised BJP's Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra for his recent remark that "Lord Jagannath is a devotee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi". "Their audacity has gone beyond limits," the TMC MP said. Patra had later clarified that it was a slip of the tongue, and he wanted to mean that the PM was an ardent 'bhakt' (devotee) of Lord Jagannath.

(With Inputs from PTI)


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