Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing it of seeking to tarnish her party's image.
Speaking shortly after Trinamool Congress won the bypolls in Krishnaganj Assembly seat and Bongaon Lok Sabha seat, the Trinamool Congress chief said, “BJP tried to tarnish the image of TMC, isolate the people, but it is the people who decide. Conspiracy won't yield results,” Mamata was quoted as saying.
“TMC is a strong party, no one can divide us,” she added.
Mamata's verbal attack on BJP can be viewed in connection with BJP's improved showing in the state in Lok Sabha polls last year, and the national party's push to dent TMC's voter base.
The bypolls are considered to be important ahead of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election this year and Assembly Elections in 2016.