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BJP uses cash to win polls, will be dethroned: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of doling out cash to win elections and said such practices by the Centre’s ruling party will soon be the reason for its downfall. “We are not like the BJP that snatches away people’s money in the name of demonetisation and then distributes that cash among the voters to win the elections unethically. “They are getting snubbed by people in the recent elections for such practices. Soon, more people will reject them,” Banerjee said during her party’s extended core committee meeting at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here.

Taking a veiled swipe at West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh for vowing to retaliate with bullets and carry out “encounters” if BJP workers are troubled, Banerjee dared the BJP to attack her partymen. “Nothing can be achieved in politics at the point of a gun. You (BJP leaders) are talking about bombs and bullets because you are in power in Delhi now. Where will you go once you lose the power? People are getting ready to throw you off.” Ghosh on Tuesday said the BJP was counting the bullets used on their party workers by the Trinamool Congress and vowed to pay them back in the same coin if the attacks did not stop. (IANS)

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