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It won’t be easy for BJP to get requisite numbers: Mamata

It won’t be easy for BJP to get requisite numbers: Mamata
She said that the ‘arithmetic will get hazy as days pass’ . ‘I am seeing that even before the BJP has come to power, some people are chanting NaMo, NaMo. But it is not that easy. Where will they get the numbers?’

CM Mamata Banerjee said during a party workers’ meet at Pailan on the outskirts of the city. Banerjee was obviously referring to the various opinion polls which are projecting a
victory for the BJP-led NDA and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

‘We will not allow divisive politics here. For just one seat in the Hills, they are trying to divide the state,’ Banerjee said about BJP taking the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s support in the Darjeeling seat for its candidate.’ They have miniscule presence in several states including Bengal,’ she said.

She claimed that only a Federal Front would be able to give a stable government to the nation and not the BJP or the Congress.’This time, it will be neither the BJP nor the Congress, but a Federal Front which will be able to give a stable government. We will emerge as the third largest party in the country after the elections,’ the Trinamool Congress supremo asserted.

Banerjee said that the Trinamool Congress was not a rich party and with the Election Commission increasing the spending limit for a Lok Sabha election candidate to Rs 70 lakh, it was difficult for her party to fight in all seats in the country.

‘It is not possible for us to spend like the big and rich parties. Apart from the Rs 70 lakh per candidate, there are other expenditures like that of the party and on advertisements,’ she said. She was confident that the TMC would become a national party after the elections. ‘We have presence in three states at present. After the elections, we will have representation in at least four states, thus entitling us to become a national party.’

Celebrity candidate Dev also flagged off his campaign with a crowded Trinamool Congress worker’s meeting at Ghatal in Midnapore. ‘I want to do some work for the people. If the youth do not come forward who will?’he told the cheering audience.

‘If Barack Obama can rule the United States of America, why cant we rule our country’, he said, again to a  thundering applause. Actor of yesteryears Sandhya Roy attended the meeting. Banerjee seemed unfazed by the fact that Anna Hazare had deserted her party only recently.
Nandini Guha

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