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"Does she think she can win polls by attacking our leaders": Agnimitra blasts CM Mamata after BJP candidate attacked

Kolkata: Coming down heavily on the TMC government a day after sitting MP and Lok Sabha candidate Locket Chatterjee alleged an attack by goons backed by the ruling party in the state, BJP leader Agnimitra Paul on Sunday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mistaken if she thinks the Opposition leaders could be defeated through coercion and intimidation.
Earlier, on Saturday, West Bengal BJP state general secretary Locket Chatterjee alleged that TMC's goons, led by Shilpi Chatterjee, attacked her vehicle in Bansberia.
"What does Mamata Banerjee think? Does she think that she can win the elections by attacking our leaders, threatening the public, and filing false cases against our party workers?" Paul said, speaking to ANI on Sunday.
"When the Left was in power, they used to think no one could dislodge them from power in West Bengal. But the people of Bengal can vote anyone at any time. It will not take us long to put you out of power," the BJP leader added.
In a video shared by Locket Chatterjee, people were purportedly seen gathering around her vehicle and bangng on it.
"TMC's goons, led by Shilpi Chatterjee, shamelessly attacked my vehicle amidst KaliPuja in Bansberia. Their audacity exposes the Trinamool's mafia grip over Hooghly. Today, their thugs dared to block my pilgrimage to Maa's Puja. The lack of candidate security is appalling, a clear sign of voter intimidation. Hooghly deserves a fair election - every thug should be put behind bars now," Locket posted from her X handle.
A post on the official X handle of the BJP's West Bengal unit read, "Amidst the Kali Puja celebrations in Bansberia, TMC-backed miscreants, led by vice-chairperson of Bansberia municipality Shilpi Chatterjee, targeted BJP candidate Loket Chatterjee's car in Hooghly."
Bengal will poll for the Lower House of Parliament across all seven phases for the 42 seats. Malda North will go to polls on May 4.

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