Lok Sabha polls: ‘Challenge BJP to cross even 200 seats; won’t allow CAA in Bengal,’ says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at a poll rally | India News

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday taunted the BJP’s goal of securing over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections and challenged them to win at least 200 constituencies.
While addressing her first rally of the election season after her injury earlier this month, Mamata Banerjee strongly opposed the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state, warning that applying for CAA could potentially label the applicant as a foreigner.
“The BJP is saying ‘400 paar’, I challenge them to cross the 200 seats benchmark first. In 2021 assembly polls, they gave a call of 200 plus seats but had to stop at 77,” she said.
“The CAA is a trap to turn legal citizens into foreigners. We would allow neither CAA nor NRC in West Bengal,” she added.
The leader of TMC also accused the opposition alliance of CPI(M) and Congress of “aligning themselves with the BJP” in West Bengal.
“There is no INDIA alliance in West Bengal. The CPI(M) and Congress are working for the BJP in Bengal,” she said while addressing an election rally at Krishnanagar in support of TMC candidate Mahua Moitra.
“Our MP Mahua Moitra was maligned and expelled from the Lok Sabha as she was vocal against the BJP,” she added.
(With input from agencies)


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