Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 26 (ANI): Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Abhishek Banerjee exuded confidence that his aunt and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will secure a two-thirds majority within the ongoing Assembly elections.
After casting his vote in Bhowanipore, Abhishek Banerjee instructed the media: “From whatever little I have gathered from my own experience and wisdom, I am extremely confident that Mamata Banerjee is going to come back with a two-thirds majority. We have complete faith in the people.”Speaking on the worsening COVID-19 scenario in India, the TMC chief stated: “It is not about West Bengal. We have seen a second wave and a spike in the entire country but the unfortunate thing is, when we see the sad state of affairs in the country, despite knowing that a second wave could happen, the leaders, the Prime Minister and the Central government should have rolled up their sleeves and pulled up their socks.””They should have been prepared to face the situation where the oxygen is being diverted. 9,000 MTs of oxygen has been exported in one financial year to different countries, you have sent testing kits to different countries. We have not gone for a proper vaccination drive,” he added.
Abhishek Banerjee additional remarked that the export of vaccines exterior the nation has saved the individuals ignored and aside from the advantages of the Centre, including that COVID-19 has uncovered the crumbling healthcare system of India.
“Instead of working for the people, the Central government in the last 6-7 months, including the leaders of the BJP, were been busy buying and purchasing MLAs, stopping the governments, fighting elections in different states. They were busy campaigning in Bihar, then they came in Bengal. Their only motive is to serve their political interests,” he additional talked about.
The TMC chief expressed confidence that the individuals of West Bengal will give a befitting reply to the BJP within the ongoing elections.
He additionally lambasted the Election Commission (EC) for holding the Bengal elections in eight phases for ‘the advantage of one political get together’, claiming it has added to the struggles of the general public and endangered them.
“This role of EC has never been seen before by the people of India. This is highly unfortunate. Why should rallies be held with 500 people, they should also be closed down,” he stated.
Meanwhile, voting in 34 constituencies unfold throughout 5 districts of West Bengal started at 7 am on Monday for the seventh and penultimate part of the Assembly elections.
A complete of 268 candidates, together with 37 ladies are within the fray on this part of the West Bengal elections. The part will witness an intense battle in six constituencies in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, 9 in Murshidabad, 9 in Paschim Bardhaman and 4 in Kolkata.
Polling for the eighth and ultimate part will be held on April 29 whereas the counting of votes will happen on May 2. (ANI)