Samajwadi Party (SP) MP and veteran actress Jaya Bachchan on Monday campaigned in West Bengal for the state chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee and said that 'Didi' is fighting for the democratic rights of the people in the state.
Jaya said that she is campaigning for Mamata and TMC on the instructions of her party chief Akhilesh Yadav. The saffron party has challenged the TMC, vowing to unseat Didi from power in West Bengal.
Backing the TMC leader, she said, "Mamata is fighting all alone against the atrocities, and for democratic rights of the people of Bengal. Her leg is broken, but she is still fighting." The veteran Bollywood actress lauded the Bengali spirit in an apparent dig against ruling BJP and said that no one has ever succeeded by "intimidating" Bengalis.
"Bengalis never bow their heads before threat or intimidation," she said while shaming people who are criticising the TMC supremo.
"She is fighting for the rights and respect of the people of Bengal. This is is the safest state for women. Those who are criticising her, I would only say shame, shame!" Jaya said.
The actor-turned-politician was campaigning in Tollygunge for TMC candidate Arup Biswas. She is in West Bengal from April 5 to April 8 to campaign for Mamata's party.