Mumbai: Taking a sweep at the TMC ahead of the assembly elections, West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar on Tuesday has said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) should declare Mamata Banerjee, who is on a visit to the national capital as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“If Mamata Banerjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal, it is natural that she will come to Delhi and meet our ministers including the Prime Minister. Every Chief Minister comes to Delhi to meet Central ministers for the development of the state,” ANI quoted West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar as saying on Tuesday.
“As far as it is concerned that if she is the face of the Opposition or not, the Trinamool Congress should first make an official declaration that Mamata Banerjee is their PM candidate. Firstly, we want TMC to declare this, and then let the Opposition decide whether they will accept Mamata Banerjee as the face of the Opposition or not. Our PM face is decided. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he added.
Mamata is slated to be in the national capital from November 22-25, ahead of Parliament’s Winter Session.
The Bengal BJP chief claimed that Mamata is attempting to form a national party, adding that “this is the reason why she is sending her people to different states.”
Further reacting to the TMC supremo’s visit to Delhi, Majumdar slammed TMC alleging that Mamata became the CM for the third time in the state by doing “politics over violence”.
The West Bengal Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today, to discuss issues pertaining to the Border Security Force (BSF) jurisdiction and the development of the state.
As per the order, the BSF, which was only empowered to take action up to fifteen kilometres in the states of Punjab, West Bengal and Assam, has now been authorised to spread its jurisdiction up to 50 km without any hurdle or further permission either from central or state governments.