Eye on 2019 general election, Mamata Banerjee launches ‘BJP Quit India’ campaign

KOLKATA: While the nation is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has launched the “BJP Quit India Movement” to oust the saffron party from the country.
“Democracy, secularism and rights of people are threatened under BJP government at the Center. We will work with all opposition parties; ‘BJP Quit India in 2019’ will be our slogan,” Mamata said at a public meeting in West Midnapore on August 9.
The chief minister alleged that the BJP was practicing divisive politics to destroy the secular fabric of the country.
“The BJP-led government is trying to divide the country. We will not allow it. We want this politics of communalism and hatred to come to an end. Democracy will triumph against all odds
“This is an all-Bengal movement. All the districts, down to the block-level, will be covered. The agitation will continue till September 5,” she added.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has consistently challenged the BJP-led NDA government on a range of issues – from demonetization, implementation of GST, Aadhar, communal violence as well as the Darjeeling unrest.
She also accused the BJP 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 clicking photographs with adivasis and having lunch at their houses,” Mamata charged.
She also tore into the CPI(M) for flip-flopping on crucial issues and alleged the Left was trying to divide the state.
“In the Hills, they (CPM) says they’re in favor of Gorkhaland. But in Parliament, they walk-out on discussions. This is their hypocrisy,” Mamata said.

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