West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launches 'BJP Quit India' Movement (PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday vowing to unite all opposition parties to oust the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections launched “BJP quit India” movement.
She alleged that “secularism is under threat” and “the BJP-led government is trying to divide the country.”
“We will not allow it. In 2019 our slogan will be ‘BJP quit India’. We will work with all other opposition parties so that we can unitedly fight against the BJP. We want this politics of communalism and hatred to come to an end,” Mamata said while kicking off the campaign in Medinipur of West Bengal.
The West Bengal chief minister launched the campaign on a day when the country is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
“We will fight and not stop till the BJP is ousted from power. Democracy will triumph against all odds”, she added.
Mamata also targeted BJP for its alleged “witch hunt” against political opponents by using CBI, ED and Income tax department.
“They can threaten us by using the ED, Income Tax and the CBI but we are not afraid of it. The central government has turned into a government of the agencies, by the agencies, of the agencies and for the agencies,” she alleged.
Mamata also confirmed her participation in the rally of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna later this month.