In Varanasi, Mamata at SP’s aspect, targets Modi, Yogi: khela hoga

Concentrating on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday invoked her celebration’s Bengal ballot slogan to foretell the top of BJP rule in UP saying there can be “khela hoga” this Meeting elections too.

Addressing a rally in Varanasi — it’s Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency and Meeting elections can be held right here within the seventh and final section on March 7 — in assist of the SP-led alliance, Banerjee mentioned: “Last time khela hua, Bengal mei BJP ko haraa diya. Abhi aap ka chunav mei khela hoga. Aur Akhilesh jeetega, uska gathbandhan jeetega aur BJP haarega (In the last game, the BJP was defeated in Bengal. Now, in your election, the game is on. Akhilesh and his alliance will win, the BJP will be defeated).”

Describing SP chief Akhilesh Yadav as her youthful brother, she mentioned Akhilesh and RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary have been “sons of UP” who will develop the state. “What will Yogi give? He is a yogi only in name, he is a bhogi. There is no point voting for him… Yogi sarkar ko palta do (oust the Yogi government),” she mentioned.

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Alleging that BJP staff attacked her automobile whereas she was on her solution to the ghats of Varanasi, she mentioned “I realised then that they are going out of power… Yeh poora haar raha hai (they are heading to a massive defeat)… I am not afraid. I am not a coward. I am a fighter (ladaku). I have been attacked many times but I have never buckled.”

Police detain individuals protesting in opposition to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee throughout her go to to Varanasi, Wednesday, March 2. 2022. Banerjee is campaigning for Samajwadi Occasion for the continued Uttar Pradesh Meeting elections. (PTI Photograph)

She mentioned the BJP authorities “insulted women” within the title of anti-Romeo squads. “Hamara chhota chhota bhai log kya karega, chhota chhota behen kya karega, uska azadi hai (our young brothers and sisters are free to make their own decisions).”

She criticised Prime Minister Modi, saying he was giving extra significance to election conferences in UP as a substitute of concentrating on bringing house Indian college students stranded in Ukraine. “If you have such good relations with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and you knew three months ago that a war was going to take place, why didn’t you bring back Indians then?”

“When elections come, the BJP starts speaking about the temple, Hindu-Muslim. I have no objection to the slogan of Jai Siya Ram. But what do you do? You don’t take the name of Sita Mata. You say Jai Shri Ram. But it is Jai Siya Ram,” she mentioned, including that the BJP shouldn’t lecture her since she worships the Goddess Durga who was worshipped by Lord Ram.

Akhilesh Yadav mentioned the BJP had promised to rework Varanasi right into a metropolis like Kyoto in Japan. “People of Banaras will call out BJP’s lies. It has destroyed Kashi in the name of turning it into a Kyoto. This election is between Banaras voters and those who promised to build a fictional Kyoto,” he mentioned.

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