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It's a fight between Mamata and Modi in LS polls: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee

"Our leader Mamata Banerjee has given the call for a secular and a progressive government in the country by ousting the BJP. So, it is our duty to stand by her and give her strength," Abhishek Banerje

Press Trust of India  |  Bankura (WB) 

Senior TMC leader Monday said the polls is a battle between West Bengal Chief Minister and Prime Minister to save the country from the BJP's divisive politics.

"It is a battle between and Prime Minister to save the country from the divisive politics of the BJP. The country is standing at the crossroads and we all have to unite to save the country, its culture of unity in diversity," Banerjee, who is also the nephew of the TMC supremo, said while addressing a rally at Bankura.

He also accused the BJP of "fuelling riots" in the country and in the state.

"Our leader has given the call for a secular and a progressive government in the country by ousting the BJP. So, it is our duty to stand by her and give her strength," Abhishek Banerjee, who also an MP, said.

Sending out a message to party old timers, he said in the days to come, we would bring up hardworking party workers.

His comments came in the backdrop of several TMC leaders leaving the party and joining the BJP, accusing the TMC of "neglecting" old timers in the party.

While speaking at the rally, TMC's candidate from Bankura, Subrata Mukherjee said the country needs a secular government and the TMC will play an important role in it.

The polls in the state will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, followed by counting of votes for all seats on May 23.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 18 2019. 23:35 IST
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