Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party’s attempt to divide Hindu voters and lashed on those playing divisive politics based on religion saying that they should be given a befitting reply in the upcoming Assembly polls from Nandigram.
Addressing a booth-level Trinamool Congress workers in a veiled attack against the party's turncoat and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata said, “It is not that easy to divide people based on 70:30 (Hindu and Muslim vote share) ratio. For us, all are equal. We don’t differentiate people based on calculation and religion.”
She accused Adhikari of playing the Hindu-Muslim card and said, “I would like to tell him that I belong to a Brahmin family and he should not play the religion card with me. Don’t teach Hindu dharma to me,” she said.
Mamata said she decided to fight from Nandigram due to people’s response, “I had made up my mind that I will contest from either Singur or Nandigram this time,” While chanting the ‘Chandipath’ the TMC supremo said, “If you don’t want me to file the nomination, I will not, but if you consider me your daughter then I will move ahead with filing my nomination.”