“Ready To Give My Life But…”: Mamata Banerjee’s Jab At BJP On Eid


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed some people are trying to divide the nation by pursuing politics of hate and said that she is ready to give her life but “will not allow a division of the country”.

Ms Banerjee, speaking at a congregation for Eid namaz at the city’s Red Road, also urged people to unite and ensure that the right-wing BJP party is defeated in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

“Some people are trying to divide the country and practice politics of hate… I am ready to give my life but will not allow any division of the country,” she said.

Accusing the saffron camp of trying to change the constitution of the country, Ms Banerjee said “she will not allow implementation of NRC in West Bengal.” It has been the TMC’s stand tht the National Register of Citizens and the citizen’s amendment act which confers citizenship rights on minorities from neighbouring countries was needed and existing citizenship records and acts were sufficient.

“I am ready to fight the money power (of her political opponents), and (central) agencies (which her party alleges has been unleashed on TMC with a political motive), but I will not bow my head,” she said.

“In one year’s time, elections will be held to decide who will come to power in our country. Let us promise that we will unite and fight against divisive forces. We must ensure that all of us together vote them out in the next polls. If we fail to protect democracy, then everything will be finished.”

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