New Delhi: Responding to Sandeep Chaudhary's questions under News 24 Bengal Conclave ahead of West Bengal Election 2021, senior TMC leader Saugata Roy said those who left the party to join the BJP are greedy.
In this conclave, on behalf of News24, Sandeep Chaudhary questioned Saugata Roy. Know what Saugata Roy said...
Sandeep Chaudhary: Dada, what is the issue in this time's election?
Saugata Roy: See what the TMC government has done in 10 years. We have given ration to the people, free cycles for the students, computers. But the BJP says that this party has to be removed. PM Modi and his party are trying to take over the whole country. There is a Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal who stands up to stop them. The central government talked about giving 6000 rupees to the farmers in a year. The TMC government said that give it through the state government. The central government did not agree. West Bengal also has a scheme where farmers get more money.
Sandeep Chaudhary: The Governor says that in West Bengal, people are fearful of speaking their minds.
Saugata Roy: The BJP has been making statements against us ever since we have come into power.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Mamata Banerjee got injured. You say the attack is not an accident. The TMC also raised questions against the Election Commission.
Saugata Roy: The Election Commission should look into the election-related incidents. The Election Commission has removed senior police officers. Big leaders of the BJP are already saying that Mamata Banerjee will have a problem. They had hinted that Mamata Banerjee will be attacked when she goes to Nandigram.
Sandeep Chaudhary: The bureaucracy in West Bengal is dedicated to Mamata Banerjee. It is said that the bureaucracy of the country was once committed to former PM Indira Gandhi.
Saugata Roy: Not so. Right now the Election Commission does not allow the bureaucracy to work. The Election Commission has removed the DG.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Were you more comfortable with the old DG?
Saugata Roy: What is the point of removing the DG suddenly at night? It is a simple matter that all this is happening at the behest of someone.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Big TMC leaders such as Suvendu Adhikari and Dinesh Trivedi have left the party.
Saugata Roy: They are greedy. Dinesh Trivedi still thinks that by leaving his Rajya Sabha post and changing the party he will be able to become a Union Minister. Suvendu Adhikari feels that he will become CM or deputy CM. They are greedy and bitter. They have no principles.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Will you be harmed if they are not in the TMC?
Saugata Roy: Nothing will happen. The BJP will not win 100 seats. Suvendu Adhikari will lose badly.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Polarization is also at its peak in this election. Slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' are being along with slogans of Maa Kali and Maa Durga. What do you think?
Saugata Roy: This is the appeasement of the BJP. As far as the question is concerned, our party helps Muslims, so is it bad to help poor Muslims? The infiltration problem is the BJP's communal slogan. It is wrong to call someone who has lived for years to be an intruder.
Sandeep Chaudhary: The BJP says that you give them protection in West Bengal?
Saugata Roy: Where is the protection. They live here, eat here. They earn their livelihood here.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Will you benefit due to Bimal Gurung?
Saugata Roy: Darjeeling has only 3 assembly seats. Gorkha people are spread all over. The TMC will definitely benefit.
Sandeep Chaudhary: They are demanding Gorkhaland. Do they want their own state?
Saugata Roy: We want to be together. Mamata Banerjee has done a lot of work in the mountains.
Sandeep Chaudhary: Mamata Banerjee is the TMC face in West Bengal. So is PM Modi himself the BJP's face?
Saugata Roy: What will Narendra Modi do with his beard. He does not understand the language of West Bengal. West Bengal will not vote for him.
Sandeep Chaudhary: But in the last election, the BJP's seats in West Bengal saw a massive increase.
Saugata Roy: We were to be blamed. We were not vigilant then. We did not even know that the BJP will do so well.
Sandeep Chaudhary: What will be the benefit of Mamata Banerjee's injury? Will the TMC play the emotional card?
Saugata Roy: West Bengal is saddened by Mamata Banerjee's injury. Mamata Banerjee will get strength from the fight. The TMC will win. This will give a shock to PM Modi.
Sandeep Chaudhary: If Mamata Banerjee wins, will we see Mamata vs Modi in 2024 Lok Sabha polls?
Saugata Roy: Absolutely. This can and will happen.