West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mentioned it is going to “depend on the situation” who turns into the face of the Opposition to tackle the BJP, however added she has no downside if somebody aside from her leads.
Banerjee, who’s on her first go to to the nationwide capital after defeating the BJP in West Bengal, mentioned her celebration Trinamool Congress’ slogan for the meeting election Khela Hobe – will now reverberate throughout the nation and it’s time for “sachhe din” (truthful days) as an alternative of “achhe din” (good days).
Banerjee is being positioned by her celebration because the face of the opposition of their bid to oust the BJP within the 2024 normal election. The CM herself appeared ambivalent about it.
“I want to help all the opposition parties to bell the cat. I don’t want to be a leader, but a simple cadre,” she mentioned on the management situation.
“I am not a political astrologer. It depends on the situation, structure. I have no problem if someone else leads. When the matter is discussed we can decide. I cannot impose,” Banerjee instructed a choose group of reporters right here when requested if she can be the face of the Opposition.
The TMC supremo, who’s among the many most vocal critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mentioned the opposition events will sit collectively and determine who would turn into the candidate in opposition to him.
When Modi will battle the following election, it will likely be with the nation, she mentioned.
“I want to see sachhe din, bahut din achhe din dekh liya (I want to see truthful days, have seen enough of good days,” the Trinamool Congress chief mentioned, in a jibe on the BJP’s 2014 ballot slogan of ‘achhe din aane wale hai’ (Good days are coming).
On Tuesday, she had known as on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and met different Congress leaders.
Banerjee mentioned she additionally spoke to RJD chief Lalu Prasad over the cellphone.
Asked about her ideas on the Congress celebration and its relationship with the TMC, Banerjee mentioned that her bond with Sonia Gandhi goes a long time again.
She refused to touch upon the fortunes of the Congres, saying it’s an inner matter of the celebration, however added that even Sonia Gandhi needs a united Opposition.
I might not prefer to touch upon their inner matter and I do not prefer to intrude within the workings of different political events, she mentioned.
She additional mentioned that in politics, alliances and tie-ups are cast and goalposts are modified.
In Uttar Pradesh, if the leaders involved should win in opposition to the BJP, they’ve to return collectively. If somebody like Mayawati needs to battle alone, she is going to. What can I do about it?
I respect all of them, as a lot respect as they deserve, she mentioned when requested about regional events failing to return collectively in opposition to the BJP.
On the Pegasus row, she mentioned the state of affairs was extra critical than Emergency and accused the Centre of being unresponsive.
“Everywhere they’re sending ED, IT for raids. Here there isn’t a response. In a democracy, the federal government has to reply.
“The situation is very serious, it’s more serious than the Emergency,” the Trinamool Congress chief mentioned.
Banerjee alleged her cellphone has been hacked. When I speak to (strategist) Prashant Kishor, (nephew and TMC normal secretary) Abhishek Banerjee, my cellphone is hacked. Please keep in mind that, she added.