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Mamata Banerjee on landslide victory: We won against money power, muscle and mafia power

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress looks all set to hold power in West Bengal, shaking off a tough challenge from BJP. 

Mamata Banerjee on landslide victory: We won against money power, muscle and mafia power RCB
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Kolkata, First Published May 2, 2021, 7:44 PM IST
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Trinamool Congress has stretched its lead to over 214 seats, while BJP might have to settle for less than 80, as per the latest trends. 

I accept the verdict. But I will move the Court because I have information that there were some manipulations done after the declaration of results, and I will reveal those: Mamata Banerjee on Nandigram counting.

As Election Commission's counting officials have now announced the final margin of Suvendu Adhikary's victory 1737 votes, Mamata says "Don't worry for Nandigram."

Don't worry for Nandigram, for struggle you have to sacrifice something. I struggled for Nandigram because I fought a movement. It's ok. Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Speaking to the press in Kolkata, she said, “This is a victory for the people of Bengal. I am proud to say that Bengal saved the country. The Election Commission behaved badly with us they behaved like BJP’s spokesperson. Two slogans  ‘Khela hobe’ and ‘Joy Bangla’ — worked well for us. Bengal won the match. We will distribute 50,000 footballs among clubs in rural Bengal.”

Mamata also added, “BJP played dirty politics and lost the election. The Election Commission behaved badly with us — they acted like BJP’s spokesperson.”

Talking about the Covid-19 situation in West Bengal, she said "it will be the topmost priority of her government."

“Combating Covid-19 will be our topmost priority. The swearing-in will be a low-key event because of the prevailing situation. We will weather this storm. We will distribute free vaccines to everyone. Also request the Centre to distribute free vaccines to all. If this does not happen, I will sit on a dharna in front of the Gandhi Murti (in Kolkata),” Banerjee said.

She continued, “We appeal to everyone not to do a victory rally now. But this will be after Covid is defeated. We will do a big victory rally at the Brigade Parade Ground later after the situation is normal.”

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