Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee dared BJP to arrest her in a speech during her public rally in Bankura, stating “The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever elections arrive, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Sarada (scam) to intimidate TMC leaders”.
She added “But let me tell them very clearly, I am not afraid of the BJP or its agencies. If they have the guts, they can arrest me and put me behind the bars. I will fight elections from jail and ensure the victory of the TMC”.
She further added – “They are calling TMC workers and offering money. They are saying, we will give you 2 crores, come over. They are telling an MLA, I will give you 15 lakh now, 15 lakh later. Is this a political party? They are a disgrace.”
Ms. Banerjee also referred to the recently held Bihar Elections, saying RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav ensured his party manages to do well, despite being in jail.