West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took a rally at Bankura ahead of the 2021 Assembly election in the state. Speaking at the rally, she dared the BJP to arrest her, adding the Trinamool Congress will win even if she is in jail.

Mamata Banerjee in her rally said, “The BJP is not a political party but garbage of lies. Whenever the election arrives, they bring up the issue of Narada (sting operation) and Saradha (scam) to intimidate TMC leaders.”

“But let me tell them very clearly, I am not afraid of the BJP or its agencies. If they have the guts, they can arrest me and put me behind the bars. I will fight elections from jail and ensure the victory of the TMC,” she added.

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Election to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly is due in April-May. The TMC is ruling the state since 2011.

Mamata Banerjee also alleged that the BJP was trying to poach TMC MLAs by attempting to bribe them. She said that some people are acting as fence-sitters who are under the illusion that the BJP might come to power in the state.

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Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip while addressing a 'Cha-Chakra' (chat over a cup of tea) programme in Birbhum district, said the state has turned into "second Kashmir" as terrorists are being arrested every day and illegal bomb-making factories are being mined every other day.