New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee who is in the national capital prayed in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament on Wednesday to save the democracy and remove Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.
Speaking in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, Banerjee said, “Every political party has its own ideology. We believe in patriotism. I have come to Parliament to pray in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue. We prayed to remove BJP and Narendra Modi and save the country and its unity.”
Mamata Banerjee is in Delhi and took part in Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally’ at Jantar Mantar today. Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu and Banerjee are expected to address the rally soon. Several other leaders of the Opposition, like, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Ram Gopal Yadav, Yashwant Sinha, Kanimozhi and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) representative and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha are likely to participate in the rally.
Posters welcoming the WB CM was seen at several places in Delhi last evening. “Didi, smile to your heart’s content, you are in a democracy”, read a message in Hindi on one of the hoardings that featured caricatures of West Bengal Chief Minister.
Banerjee has been accused of stifling democracy in West Bengal, with the latest showdown being over the CBI’s move to investigate Kolkata top cop Rajiv Kumar over a failed Ponzi scheme. Union Minister Giriraj Singh even compared to ‘Putana’ (demoness) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Another hoarding read, “Didi no one is going to prevent you from addressing people here”, referring to the controversy where several BJP leaders were denied permission for holding events in West Bengal.
Banerjee had predicted earlier that Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s expiry date is over also claimed said that India wants a change and freedom from dictatorship.