GOPIBALLAVPUR: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the opposition BJP wants them to stay indoors before the West Bengal assembly elections, which apparently hurt them.
Banerjee, while addressing a public meeting at Gopiballavpur in Jhargram district, alleged that earlier it was the CPI (M) which used to attack her physically, and now the BJP is doing the same.
Addressing the election rally in a wheelchair, Banerjee said, “They (BJP) wanted to keep me indoors so that I could not go out during the election. They injured my leg.”
The chief minister suffered injuries to his left leg in Nandigram on March 10 during a crowd as he greeted people with his vehicle in a market area.
“They cannot break my voice, we will beat the BJP,” he said, urging the people of the region to vote for TMC candidates.
He said, “Every vote for you, our candidates, will be for me.”
Banerjee claimed that although the BJP won the Jhargram Lok Sabha seat in 2019, the party MP did nothing for the region.
Referring to the schemes launched by her government over the years, she said she would ensure free doorstep delivery of rations if voted on.
Jhargram, in the Junglemahal region in the western part of the state, witnessed a BJP wave in 2019, in which the party won four Lok Sabha seats in the region.