The political atmosphere in West Bengal is heating after the current round of assembly polls. The BJP has posed a big challenge to Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. So, everyone is wondering whether Mamata Banerjee will win the election for the third time in a row. On the other hand, BJP has used all its strength. After a strong push in the last Lok Sabha elections, now the BJP is gearing up for the Assembly elections.
In Bengal, polling will be held in eight phases. As the second phase of polls draws near, Mamata Banerjee wrote to ten key opposition leaders including Congress's Sonia Gandhi today, suggesting a big get-together for a strategy to take on the BJP after the current round of assembly polls. It is time to stand united against the anti-people policies of the BJP government. Therefore, we should come together and fight the BJP, appealed Banerjee.
"The BJP wants to make it impossible for non-BJP parties to exercise their constitutional rights and freedoms. It wants to dilute the powers of the state governments and downgrade them to mere municipalties. In short, it wants to establish a one-party authoritarian rule in India," she wrote.
"I strongly believe that the time has come for a united and effective struggle against BJP's attacks on democracy and the constitution... As the chairperson of TMC, I shall work wholeheartedly with you and all other like-minded parties in this battle," Ms Banerjee wrote.
Besides Sonia Gandhi, the letter was sent to Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, DMK's Stalin, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekar Rao, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Jana Dal's Tejaswi Yadav, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and CPIML's Dipankar Bhattacharya.