Kolkata: Training guns at the Centre for the growing unlawfulness and injustice in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supports Meira Kumar in the race for the next President of India.
Speaking to reporters here, Banerjee said “We support Meira Kumar and will stand by her always. Our vote is against unlawfulness and injustice which is growing in the country. For the sake of the country we urge everyone to not support Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and stand by a common man.”
Further slamming the government, Banerjee stated that the TMC will not bow down their heads and will rather fight and be happy to go to jail.
“Demonetisation and GST are the two biggest scams of the country, which is making it, lag behind. After all this, we will not bow down our heads rather fight and be happy to go to jail. If BJP thinks that Bengal is an easy place then they are wrong. We already have 18 political parties that have come together and this is a good time for coalition,” Banerjee said.
Meanwhile, targeting the Centre for having bad relations with West Bengal, Banerjee termed it like a ‘sandwich’. “The Centre has always had bad relations with neighbouring countries like China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal and now it’s with West Bengal which has become like a sandwich,” Banerjee added.
The counting of the votes will take place on July 20.
There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post – National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar.