Winning Tripura is like winning municipal elections: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday discredited BJP’s massive Tripura win saying that she would not give any credits to BJP as “winning in Tripura is like winning the municipal elections”.

Banerjee told News18 Bangla in an exclusive interview that the recently concluded elections is not a cause of worry for her. She denied alliance with Trinamool Congress in Bengal and added “We wanted to give 30 seats to the Congress in Tripura, to which they did not agree. But now the time has come to think collectively.”

Regarding the leaders who want to take on TMC, she said: “I have all the information on who is having lunch and dinner together and who all are meeting with the BJP leaders. ‘Ram’ (BJP) and ‘Baam’ (Left parties) are together in Bengal.”

WB Chief also spoke about the panchayat polls violence and hatred propaganda run by media saying, “Certain media houses in Bengal have joined hands with the BJP and are spreading hatred. I would like to ask them if our workers were involved in violence then how come the Opposition parties managed to file nearly 96,000 nominations.”

She added, “There is one media house in Bengal which broadcasts fake news. They brought goons from neighbouring Jharkhand and created the problem in Birbhum’s Suri.”

She called demonetisation and GST a twin blunder that BJP did and called it a reason that will make BJP’s win tough in 2019 General Elections.