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Mamata launches 'BJP quit India' campaign

Press Trust of India  |  Medinipur (WB) 

Chief Minister today accused the at the Centre of subverting democracy and said the TMC will work with all opposition parties to oust the in the 2019 polls.

Giving the slogan of 'quit in 2019', Banerjee charged that the BJP-led at the Centre has "taken away the rights of the people in the country".

She also alleged that "secularism is under threat".

"The BJP-led is trying to divide the country. We will not allow it. In 2019 our slogan will be 'quit India'. We will work with all other opposition parties, so that we can unitedly fight against the We want this politics of communalism and hatred to come to an end," she said while kicking off the campaign here.

The chief minister launched the campaign on a day when the country is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Quit Movement.

"We will fight and not stop till the is ousted from power. Democracy will triumph against all odds", she said.

"They can threaten us by using the ED, Income Tax and the CBI but we are not afraid of it. The central has turned into a of the agencies, by the agencies, of the agencies and for the agencies," she alleged.

Banerjee said she will attend the rally convened by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna later this month.

The TMC leader also accused the of shedding "crocodile tears" for adivasis and backward sections of the society,

"On the one hand they (BJP) are lynching adivasis and people from backward sections of society, while on the other hand, they are are clicking photographs with adivasis and having lunch at their houses," she charged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 16:07 IST