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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Claims 'BJP Bharat Chodo' Slogan Is Echoing Across India

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that similar to Mahatma Gandhi's call for the Quit India movement against British rule, the slogan of 'BJP Quit India' is echoing across the nation now after the Centre's inability to take action against the perpetrators of the Manipur violence.

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Mamata Banerjees press conference at Nabanna
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed that 'BJP Bharat Chodo' (BJP Quit India) is echoing across the country as the Centre did not take proper action against the perpetrators of the Manipur violence.

In an audio statement, Banerjee said that similar to Mahatma Gandhi's call for the Quit India movement against British rule, in the present times, the slogan of 'BJP Quit India' is echoing across the nation.

"We want the BJP to be ousted. We are not asking their leaders to leave the country; they should be out of power. BJP quit India. INDIA (opposition bloc) will defeat the saffron party," she reportedly said.

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Mentioning the criticism that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is facing for "PM Care funds, Rafale deal and demonetisation", Banerjee remarked, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi can't speak on corruption".

Mamata Banerjee's comments came hours after PM Modi virtually addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meet in Kolkata and said that India has a strict zero-tolerance policy against corruption. PM Modi also accused the opposition parties of spreading negativity and spoke about them 'running away' during the Lok Sabha when he was addressing the issues of the country. 

Banerjee in response to that said, "The BJP-led government at the Centre has not taken any action against those involved in atrocities in the northeastern state."

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She also said, "The prime minister is misleading the nation. He is speaking without any evidence. The BJP doesn't want any poor people in the country to survive. He cannot speak on corruption, as there are several graft allegations against the BJP government, be it the PM Care fund, Rafale (aircraft) agreement, selling defence PSUs or demonetisation."

Further Banerjee claimed that PM Modi does not take action against corruption in his own party and alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party members were responsible for several deaths during the poll violence in the state in the last couple of months. She reportedly said, "In West Bengal, too, 15-16 people have been killed by them (BJP) during rural polls.".

Banerjee said the TMC and the Opposition INDIA bloc will never allow the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the country.

"The way we have stopped NRC (National Register of Citizens) and CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), we will not allow UCC in the country. The tenure of the Union government is just six months, so they should stop using central agencies to threaten the state governments led by opposition parties," she said.

She also slammed the prime minister for "stopping" funds for West Bengal under the MGNREGA scheme.

 "The only intention behind stopping of funds is to ensure that West Bengal starves financially. The Centre is trying to run a parallel government in the states by using the Raj Bhavan. Before maligning West Bengal, he should take care of BJP-ruled states," she added.

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(With PTI inputs)

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