West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Martyrs Day Speech Live Updates: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced her arrival on the national political stage while urging the Opposition leaders to form an alliance to overthrow the BJP in 2024 General Elections. Addressing virtually on the occasion of Shahid Dibas, Banerjee also slammed the Modi government over a range of issues including fuel price hike, Pegasus snoopgate and COVID-19 mishandling. She said that while dead bodies were thrown into rivers in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi did not feel ashamed while calling the UP as best state in handling of the pandemic. She said that BJP is a party loaded with heavy viruses which are harmful than COVID-19.
Banerjee said that the Modi government is misusing central agencies to harass the opposition. “Our phones are tapped. Pegasus is dangerous and ferocious. I cannot talk to anyone. You are paying too much money for spying. I have plastered my phone. We should also plaster the Centre otherwise country will be destroyed. BJP has bulldozed federal structure,” said Banerjee. She said that money collected by Centre through taxes on fuel being spent on spying. “BJP wants to turn India into surveillance state instead of democratic country,” said Banerjee. The TMC supremo also said that Khela will happen in upcoming assembly polls. “Khela will happen in all states until BJP is removed from the country. We’ll celebrate ‘Khela Diwas’ on Aug 16. We’ll give footballs to poor children,” said Banerjee. Banerjee said that opposition must unite to throw out the rule of economic crisis, instability and violence. She said that opposition parties must come together to save the federal structure of the country.