Kolkata: In a bizarre statement West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that foreign nations were behind the BJP-led NDA’s historic victory in the Lok Sabha polls and also alleged that the EVMs were programmed in the favour of the saffron party.
Talking to the media persons, Banerjee also said the Trinamool Congress lost 5-6 seats by slender margins, mainly because of postal ballots.”There is the hand of foreign nations also. I don’t want to say more in the interest of the nation. I am prepared to be completely isolated. But as long as I live, I will utter the unpleasant truths,” she added.
In a press conference today she also said that she was willing to resign from the CM’s post and expressed her desire to continue with the party president post. She also clipped wings of her nephew Abhishek Banerjee and all the charges of districts under him were taken back.
Attributing the poor performance of the TMC in the Lok Sabha polls she blamed Hindu-Muslim polarization and division of votes.