Abhishek Banerjee attacked PM Modi and Amit Shah at a public meeting in Pailan. It may be mentioned that a meeting of Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee besides Amit Shah was held in the same district at the same time on Thursday (February 18). Abhishek Banerjee said that "outsiders" will have to return after the West Bengal assembly polls.

While speaking at the public meeting, Abhishek Banerjee said, “Those coming to the state are not aware of the unique culture of Bengal but are making promises of making the state Sonar Bangla. Our leader Mamata Banerjee will score a hattrick this time and outsiders will have to return yet again. It is a matter of time.”

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Abhishek Banerjee raised a question from the meeting. He asked, “Why can't they (BJP) make Sonar Uttar Pradesh, Sonar Rajasthan or a Sonar Haryana?”

The TMC leader requested the people of Bengal not to fall prey to the false campaign of the BJP. Abhishek Banerjee said that the people must make sure that communal forces don't raise their ugly heads in the state.

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"We will fight the saffron party tooth and nail. I am sure Trinamool Congress will get not less than 250 seats in the polls. The fight is to protect Bengal's rich culture," he asserted.

Legislative Assembly elections for 294 seats of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly are likely to be held in April-May this year.