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“Khela Hobe”: Mamata Banejee’s electrifying campaign in Silchar, challenges BJP ahead of LS Polls

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Silchar, April 17: On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee, the leader of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Chief Minister of West Bengal, made a dramatic entrance into Silchar, Assam, as part of her campaign efforts for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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Speaking before a sizable crowd gathered at the Silchar Town Club ground, she launched a fierce verbal assault on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while rallying support for the TMC candidate Radheshyam Biswas.

In her fervent address, Banerjee vehemently accused the BJP of engaging in divisive politics and eroding the foundations of democracy. She declared, “The BJP is adept at fracturing the nation, the BJP is adept at setting the nation ablaze. The BJP has brought shame upon India’s democratic principles, transforming the entire country into a prison.”

Drawing attention to what she described as the BJP’s alleged injustices, Banerjee cited incidents in Manipur and questioned the party’s commitment to upholding justice, particularly for marginalized communities. She cautioned against what she perceived as the authoritarian inclinations of the BJP, framing the forthcoming elections as a crucial juncture for safeguarding democracy and autonomy.

Banerjee reminisced about her past collaborations in Assam and expressed solidarity with the state’s populace. She implored voters to throw their support behind TMC candidates contesting in various constituencies across Assam, vowing to field candidates in all seats during the state’s legislative assembly elections in 2026.

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In a bid to garner support, Banerjee pledged substantial policy reforms if TMC were to secure victory, including the abolition of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and Uniform Civil Code (UCC). She promised a brighter future for marginalized communities, including those classified as D-voters. Additionally, she criticized the Assam government’s response to her objections regarding the NRC in the state.

In a bold statement, Banerjee challenged the actions taken against her by the Assam government, highlighting the multiple FIRs lodged against her for protesting against the NRC. She questioned their intentions, asking whether they would resort to violence against her or incarcerate her. She likened the BJP’s governance to a nationwide detention center, dubbing it a ‘Jailkhana.’

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