Ahead of the fifth phase of elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a poll rally in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday, 14 April. The CM took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party for allegedly causing a surge of COVID cases in the state by bringing in outsiders.
“Narendra Modi and Amit Shah didn’t come here when COVID-19 broke out. Now they have brought people from outside and are escaping after spreading COVID-19,” said Mamata.
The TMC supremo added, “They (BJP leaders) have brought outsiders for campaigning and contributed to the rise in COVID cases. We had managed to get hold of the COVID situation, they made it complicated.”
She further pointed fingers at the BJP for not responding to the ruling TMC government’s request to vaccinate a larger section of the population to contain the spread of the virus.
The Bengal elections has seen the TMC and the BJP at loggerheads with the latter threatening to dethrone the ruling party.