"Just by buying a few MLAs - and the most rotten ones - don't think you can buy the Trinamool Congress," Mamata Banerjee said it first time in a public reference to the exit of seven MLAs from her party 10 days ago, including former minister Suvendu Adhikari.
Addressing BJP a "party of outsiders" she accused them of importing "hate politics and fake politics" and trying to break Bengal's culture. She also said, ”Those who don't respect Mahatma Gandhi and other icons of the country are talking of building 'Sonar Bangla'. But Bengal is already golden and Rabindranath Tagore has already written that in his song (which is now the national anthem of Bangladesh). All we need to do is to protect the place from the communal onslaught of the BJP," Ms Banerjee said.