Mamata threatens to take her fight against BJP to Delhi

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday threatened to take her fight against BJP to Delhi, saying she would politically retaliate against her party’s name being dragged into the Saradha scam.

She also attacked the BJP on the issue of bringing back black money to the country, threatening to tear off its ‘mask’.

“We have tolerated enough and are forced to take to the streets. Lies are being spread about us. But Bengal’s soil is so strong that if a sapling is sowed here, the tree will grow in Delhi,” Banerjee said at the end of a rally held to protest against alleged CBI harassment of people in connection with the Saradha scam.

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjay Bose was arrested by the CBI in the Saradha case on Friday.

“I generally don’t hold meetings blocking roads, but we had to do this one and if necessary, we will do it again and will do it in Delhi also,” Banerjee said standing on a makeshift stage at Esplanade in the heart of the city.

“I don’t know what you have done with others, but if you do anything wrong with Bengal, there won’t be a bigger protesting voice than Bengal. You will be retaliated politically and democratically”, she said.

“Who has bitten them? Royal Bengal Tiger has not gone yet, it has not been released yet, then who has bitten them,” she said in a sarcastic note.

Slamming BJP on the issue of bringing back black money, she asked, “Where is the black money? Bring back the black money or else we will make you sit on black chairs and tear off your masks,” Banerjee said.

She also claimed that “The BJP is spending thousands of crores on election campaigns. How did they get it?” she asked.

Earlier, speaking at a programme at Bongaon in North 24-Paragana district, she alleged, “There is a conspiracy going on against us. Let them do it. I will show them that no amount of conspiracy can thwart us from carrying out development work in the state”.

“By hatching conspiracy they cannot emerge successful as we work for the people,” she said.