Kolkata: On the day when West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave a stern warning to the Centre, asserting that she will not tolerate any attempts to topple her government.
“I will not tolerate anyone trying to topple my government, state Assembly elections will happen on 2021, and anyone trying to break the government will not be spared. I will not tolerate this fake propaganda. An injured tiger is more dangerous than dead tiger,” Mamata Banerjee said during a press conference.
The cadres of Trinamool Congress (that is led by Mamata Banerjee) and the BJP workers in West Bengal have been clashing violently as the race to gain a political advantage (upper hand) in the state gains momentum.
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha election, the BJP ended the hegemony of the Trinamool Congress (34 parliamentary seats in 2014). The BJP, which had won only two seats in the earlier Lok Sabha, won 18 of the state’s 42 seats in general elections 2019, just four seats away from TMC’s 22. The state has since been seeing escalating conflict, a kind of turf war.