Amit Shah has no right to say TMC government won’t survive beyond 2025: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed Home Minister Amit Shah for his “undemocratic” and “unconstitutional” comments that if the BJP wins 35 seats in next year’s Lok Sabha elections,
the Trinamool Congress government will not last beyond 2025. He also called for her resignation for the comments she made during the April 14 rally.
“On Friday, Amit Shah addressed a rally. That’s fine. But how can the Union Home Minister of the country talk about overthrowing the democratically elected government of a state? Changing the country’s constitution?
“If the BJP wins 35 Lok Sabha seats, the state government will not complete its full term,” Banerjee told reporters here.
The Mamata Banerjee government is set to complete its third term in 2026.
Addressing a public meeting at Suri in Birbhum district, Shah said that the BJP should win 35 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal and if it achieves that target, the current Mamata Banerjee government in the state will not last beyond 2025.
Stating that Shah’s comments proved that “a conspiracy is being hatched to topple the state government”, the TMC leader added that the home minister should not speak like a “Goon”.
Referring to the CBI’s summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Banerjee said, “Are they trying to send a message that a chief minister can be summoned and questioned? If a chief minister can be questioned, why can’t the home minister be questioned? ?” she said.
Banerjee said the BJP would not return to power in the next parliamentary elections and appealed to opposition leaders to unite against the saffron party ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.