Have to defeat Covid first, am street fighter, all together can fight BJP in 2024: Mamata Banerjee

A DAY AFTER sweeping the Meeting elections with a landslide victory and returning to energy for the third consecutive time period, Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee stated combating and defeating Covid have been her prime priorities now, and demanded that the Centre present free mass vaccination all through the nation.

Banerjee tendered her resignation to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, and is scheduled to take oath on Might 5. Earlier within the day, she met the newly elected members at Trinamool Bhavan the place she was elected the chief of the legislative celebration.

Earlier than assembly the Governor, Banerjee stated, “As a result of Covid, the celebration determined that I alone will take oath on Might 5. Different ministers shall be sworn in after the newly-elected members take oath within the Legislative Meeting,” she stated.

Responding to a query if she would consolidate all anti-BJP forces for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, throughout a press convention at her Kalighat residence, the Trinamool chief stated, “I’m a road fighter. All I can do is make stronger the folks to battle collectively in 2024. I believe, all collectively, we will battle the battle for 2024. However proper now we now have to battle Covid-19. We now have to defeat it first. Then we will focus on all this. We will maintain a Brigade rally the place leaders from different states shall be known as.”

After a bitter and fierce election battle the place Mamata took on the BJP, whose cost was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee stated she was all for cooperation with the Centre. She, nevertheless, identified that Modi didn’t name her following Sunday’s victory, whereas a number of regional leaders together with Arvind Kejriwal, Uddhav Thackeray, Naveen Patnaik, Akhilesh Yadav, Rajnikant and Tejashwi Yadav spoke together with her.

Ayi first time dekhlam, PM name korlo na (That is the primary time — the PM didn’t name). I don’t thoughts. He should be very busy. I all the time cooperated and I’m able to cooperate. Ek haat e tali baje na (You can’t clap with one hand),” Banerjee stated.

Whereas combating Covid was the highest precedence, the Trinamool Chief stated, vaccines weren’t obtainable, and alleged some states have been getting extra vaccines. Demanding free common vaccination, she stated, “Rs 30,000 crores isn’t an enormous sum for the Centre; 140 crore folks of India must be given free vaccines from the Centre. There must be common vaccines for all.”

Banerjee stated the credit score for thwarting the BJP goes to the folks of Bengal. “The backbone of the folks of Bengal is powerful. Our girls and youth confirmed us the best way. It’s a victory for Bengal’s folks. It’s ‘Banglar pleasure’ (Bengal’s victory). BJP wouldn’t have crossed 50 seats with out the assistance of Election Fee,” stated Mamata Banerjee.

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