PM Modi behaving like a tin-pot dictator: Derek O’Brien

The TMC leader also expressed confidence that his party will get a higher share of seats in West Bengal. “Whatever number the BJP finishes in Bengal, the TMC will at least be double that number.”

The Opposition leaders sought to meet the CEC to talk about the absence of a “level playing field” in the upcoming polls, and raise questions on EVMs (electronic voting machines) with a demand for 100 per cent VVPAT counting.

On the Sandeshkhali issue, O’Brien accused the BJP of trying to create a “narrative” to win women’s votes in West Bengal. He, however, added that the narrative will not work and claimed that TMC’s actions for women empowerment are visible, unlike the BJP’s, which has been sheltering leaders like former wrestling federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual harassment by several Indian women wrestlers.

“The BJP will lose Sandeshkhali. They realised that women’s votes were with Mamata Banerjee, and wanted to create a narrative. That narrative has failed because the people who are giving the narrative have a track record of sheltering leaders like Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh,” he said.

Leave a Comment