Mamta warns BJP: ‘Send rebel MLAs of Maharashtra to Bengal, we will…’

Kolkata: As the political drama in Maharashtra shows no sign of deceleration, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is once again in a face-off with the BJP. The CM accused the BJP of trying to topple the Maharashtra government in an unethical manner. The Bengal CM said, “BJP is trying to topple the government in Maharashtra in an unethical manner.”

Mamata accused the BJP of using muscle power and trying to devalue democracy. Mamta said, ‘Maharashtra government should get justice. He said, “We want justice for Uddhav Thackeray and everyone. Today (BJP) you are in power and using money, muscle power, mafia power. But one day you have to go. Someone can break your party too. It is wrong and I do not support it.”

The Bengal CM also reprimanded the rebel MLAs, who have taken themselves to a hotel in Guwahati. “Amid floods in Assam, why are Maharashtra MLAs being sent to that state to harass the affected people?” Mamta Banerjee asked. “Send the MLAs of Maharashtra to Bengal, we will give them good hospitality,” he said. Mamata also warned that after Maharashtra, “they (BJP) will try to topple other governments as well. We want justice for the people, the Constitution.”

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Earlier, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde tweeted a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and captioned it, “This is the spirit of the MLAs.” Shinde shared a letter written and dated by Sanjay Shirsat, Shiv Sena MLA from Aurangabad (West) assembly seat. 22 June in which he claimed that Shiv Sena MLAs do not have access to the Chief Minister’s residence.” The CM was never in the secretariat, instead, he lived in Matoshree (Thackeray residence). We used to call people around CM but they never used to come on our phone. We were fed up with all these things and persuaded Eknath Shinde to take this step.”