Terming Goa as a “cute, stunning and really clever” state, Banerjee, whereas addressing native TMC leaders, mentioned her occasion has entered the ballot fray to not management the state or grow to be chief minister, however to make use of their expertise to assist Goan folks within the elections.
The TMC has already cast an alliance with state’s oldest regional outfit – Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Social gathering (MGP) – for polls to the 40-member Goa Meeting due early subsequent 12 months.
Banerjee, who’s on a two-day go to to Goa, expressed confidence that her occasion will win the state polls together with the MGP.
“If anybody needs to defeat the BJP, then it is as much as them to help us,” the West Bengal chief minister mentioned.
Banerjee mentioned she has a plan for Goa, simply the best way she had for West Bengal, which shall be carried out within the coastal state inside six months of coming to energy.
She mentioned earlier her occasion had not considered contesting in Goa, however when it was realised that different events weren’t giving a struggle to the BJP, the TMC determined to leap into the ballot fray right here.
“All these years we didn’t come to Goa, however we realised nobody was doing something. Nobody was preventing in opposition to the BJP. That’s the reason we considered coming right here,” she mentioned.
In a veiled reference to the Congress, Banerjee mentioned, “When you possibly can struggle in opposition to us in West Bengal, why cannot we struggle in opposition to you in Goa. We wish to work with you, however we’ll struggle (on our personal). We can’t take heed to you and do ‘half understanding’ with the BJP.”
Banerjee mentioned there shall be “Khel Jatlo” in Goa. She had earlier raised the ‘Khela Hobe’ slogan in the course of the West Bengal Meeting polls marketing campaign.
“BJP ke khilaf me khela hobe, khel jatlo, BJP hatao,” the TMC chief mentioned, whereas elevating the pitch for ousting the BJP from energy in Goa.
She mentioned movies and soccer are amongst varied issues that join West Bengal and Goa.
A number of soccer legends from West Bengal can be arriving in Goa to marketing campaign for the TMC together with native leaders, she added.
Banerjee additional mentioned she had lent lots of help to the Konkan Railway Company Restricted venture in Goa throughout her tenure because the nation’s railway minister.
“I had additionally come for the inauguration of the venture. That point, we by no means considered contesting from Goa,” she mentioned.
Banerjee additionally accused the BJP of making a faux video by exhibiting visuals of Bangladesh to venture it as human rights violation in West Bengal.
“We’ve gone to the Supreme Court docket in opposition to the video. They (BJP) wish to end West Bengal, they wish to end Mamata Banerjee, “ she mentioned.
“Allow them to do it. Allow us to struggle, allow us to work, that is why we’ve got come right here. We’ve not come right here to manage Goa or grow to be CM. Goan folks would be the face (within the elections), we’ll assist them with our expertise,” Banerjee mentioned.
Within the 2017 Goa Meeting elections, the Congress had emerged as the one largest occasion, however didn’t type authorities. The BJP, with the help of some regional events and independents, then got here to energy within the coastal state.