West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
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TMC ups the ante; to contest in 3 other states, including Assam

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accuses the BJP-led government in Assam of ‘trying to drive away Bengalis from the state’

Guwahati: Gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamol Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee announced that the party will contest in three other states in the 2019 elections.

Launching a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the West Bengal CM said that the TMC will be contesting a large number of seats in Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand in the next general elections.

In her announcement, Banerjee accused the BJP-led government in Assam of "trying to drive away Bengalis from the state”. “Assam is our neighbouring state too. We (Trinamool) will fight in some Lok Sabha seats in Assam as well,” she said.

Banerjee has been in the centre of a controversy in Assam for her comments over the NRC update process. Earlier in July, she said a civil war like situation will happen and there will bloodbath because of NRC.

TMC will also contest in Odisha and Jharkhand’s bordering constituencies with West Bengal, she announced.