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LS polls a fight between dictatorship, democracy: TMC leader

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Trinamool on Sunday hit back at for his remarks that people have to chose between a 'majboor' (helpless) or a 'majboot' (strong) government in the general elections, and said the 2019 polls would be a fight between dictatorship and democracy.

for his assertion at the BJP national convention in on Saturday, wondered whether the saffron party-led NDA government from 1999-2004 or various coalition governments that it was a part of were "majboot" or "majboor".

"I want to ask them whether the BJP-led NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1999-2004 was a strong government or a helpless one? I would like to ask them whether the governments they had formed in with the PDP or in the north eastern states, were strong or helpless," Banerjee said.

The of All India Trinamool Youth and the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, was speaking at a rally here.

"The upcoming elections will be fight between an authoritarian rule, and fight to save democracy and constitution of this country," he said.

At the BJP national convention, the had said that the opposition parties were coming together as they wanted to form a "majboor" government to promote nepotism and corruption, whereas the saffron party wanted a "majboot" dispensation for an all-round development of the country.

Several allies have deserted the BJP-led NDA in the last four-and-a-half-years, the said.

"The BJP should stop lecturing us and others on dynasty when several top leaders of their party have sons and daughters as MPs and MLAs... The TMC doesn't believe in dynasty Those who are efficient get elected," he added.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:15 IST