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Election 2021 Highlights: BJP brought outsiders in Bengal, contributed to rise in Covid cases, alleges Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: In other news, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed his first election rally in West Bengal today. Speaking in Goalpokhar, Gandhi said that the BJP nothing to offer except hatred and violence.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata, New Delhi |
Updated: April 15, 2021 9:21:50 am
Mamata Banerjee stages dharna to protest against EC ban on campaigning for 24 hoursWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a poll rally. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the BJP has contributed to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the state by bringing “outsiders” for campaigning during elections.

“They (BJP leaders) have brought outsiders for campaigning and contributed to the rise in COVID cases. We had managed to get hold of the COVID situation, they made it complicated,” Banerjee was quoted as saying by PTI.

In other news, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed his first election rally in West Bengal ahead of the fourth phase of the state’s Assembly Election today. Speaking in Goalpokhar, Gandhi said that the BJP nothing to offer except hatred and violence. “They (BJP) want to destroy and divide Bengal, they are doing the same thing in Assam and Tamil Nadu,” Gandhi said.

Meanwhile, addressing a rally in Darjeeling, Home Minister Amit Shah promised to find a lasting solution to the “Gorkha problem” in the hills if the BJP forms the government in West Bengal. “I promise that a permanent political solution to the Gorkha problem will be reached by the double-engine government of the BJP — one at the Centre and the other in Bengal. You will not have to resort to agitations anymore,” PTI quoted him as saying.

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