Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over GST, price hike and accused BJP of breaking ties.
Mumbai: West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pounced at the Centre and urged the people to turn the 2024 elections into a “rejection election” to brush off BJP from power.
On Martyrs Day, the TMC leader took a protest march to Delhi with the youths. Referring to the fall of the Thackeray allied regime in Maharashtra she said, “They think, now that they’ve broken Mumbai, they will break Chhattisgarh and then Bengal. I warn them. Don’t come here. There is a huge Royal Bengal Tiger here.”
TMC’s Mamata Banerjee slammed the Centre’s move of imposing GST on food products, she said, “The BJP has lost its mind. They have put GST on muri (puffed rice), mishti (sweets), lassi (buttermilk), and curd.”
“What will people eat?”, she asked. “If a patient gets admitted to hospital, they’ll charge GST now.”
On the Agnipath scheme, Mamata slammed the BJP, saying the Centre is depriving armed forces in the name of a new recruitment scheme.
She accused the central government of withholding money from the state. “Listen, BJP. If you don’t give us our due, we will end up in Delhi. Don’t try to scare us with ED, CBI (central probe agency). We are not cowards. We will fight and we will win.”
The Chief Minister of West Bengal has accused the center of trying to rewrite history, saying: “Those who played no part in the country’s struggle for independence are now trying to rewrite India’s history.”
The police has arranged thousands of officers to manage the crowd and the traffic as July 21 is observed as Martyr’s Day to honour the day in 1993 during the leftist government, 13 people were killed when the Calcutta police fired on a protest of the Youth Congress led by Mamata Banerjee.
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