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Mamata Banerjee Hits Out at BJP, Says it Destroyed Sonar Bharat, Now Talking of Sonar Bangla

File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

Addressing a meeting of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe leaders of the TMC here, she said, the party will go for "further betterment".

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said there is no alternative to the Trinamool Congress, and no other party can take its place in the state. Addressing a meeting of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe leaders of the TMC here, she said, the party will go for "further betterment".

"No other party can take our place since the TMC has provided the most people-friendly government in the world," Banerjee said. Claiming that the BJP has destroyed 'Sonar Bharat' (golden India) and is now talking of creating 'Sonar Bangla', the TMC supremo said, the saffron party is indulging in false propaganda using social media.

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Accusing the BJP of having "sold off" the country, Banerjee said, the saffron party should look into the mirror before eyeing West Bengal, where assembly elections are due in April-May. She also demanded that the Central government must repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act, claiming that its existence is a "constant threat" to the citizens of the country.

first published:February 04, 2021, 19:46 IST