Mamata Banerjee asks people to turn 2024 into “election of rejection”

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, during her speech at the Shaheed Diwas (Martyrs’ Day) rally, said that the 2024 election will be one to reject the BJP’s divisive policies.

“Break the shackles of the BJP-led government and its monumental incompetence. Install a pro-people government,” the three time CM told the crowd in Kolkata.

“The BJP is a party who uses the ED, CBI and other probe agencies to further its own agenda because they are spineless. However, the TMC has the spine to take them on as we are not afraid of them. In 2024, when the BJP fails to form a majority, the Opposition parties have to come together to set up the next government,” she said.

She went on to say: “They (BJP-led central government) are imposing GST on everyday essential items as well. They want to take away food from the mouths of people by implementing this tax regime where prices of items like mishti (sweets), lassi (buttermilk) and curd will go up. I leave it to the people to decide whether they want a government which does nothing but increase prices of stuff or one that works for the all-round development of the country.”

Braving the rain, thousands of TMC supporters attended the annual event of the Trinamool Congress.