West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday upped the ante against the BJP, calling the party a ‘venomous snake’ and asking the people of Purulia in West Bengal to reject the party.
Banerjee said, “BJP is more dangerous than the Maoists… It is like a venomous snake which will finish you off in a single bite and devour everything that comes its way.”
During the public meeting held in Purulia, he said that the district was one of the earliest base of the Bengali language movement. “People of Purulia have never accepted outsiders,” she said.
“Kick the BJP out when they come to you for votes,” she said during the meeting.
Her remarks come a day after she announced that she will be contesting from Nandigram, a seat that was earlier held by rebel Suvendhu Adhikari who joined the BJP. As she posed a direct challenge to the BJP with her announcement, the BJP too hit back at Banerjee saying the move reeked of “political nervousness.”
Retorting to the BJP, she said, “Everyone is welcome on this stage and take a look at this gathering and report if people come to Mamata Banerjee’s meetings or…