Agartala: Mamata Banerjee should not be the chief minister of West Bengal out of moral responsibility because her party has won the West Bengal Assembly elections, but she has lost, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference, Deb said that many people have become chief ministers without contesting elections. However, Mamata Banerjee has contested and lost the election.

He claimed that the people of Nandigram did not vote in favor of Mamata, adding, “If I lose the next election in Tripura, I will never be the chief minister.”

He also said Mamata Banerjee should not be the chief minister out of a sense of moral responsibility because, in the last two elections, the people have elected her and this time the verdict went against her.

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“Now, Mamata Banerjee is claiming there was a conspiracy against her. If defeat is a conspiracy, then there is a conspiracy behind victory in the election,” Deb opined.

Speaking further, he said the massive post-poll violence is taking place across West Bengal after the win of Trinamool Congress.

“At least five BJP supporters have been killed and several houses of BJP workers are coming under attack by TMC-backed goons. Party offices, houses and shops of BJP supporters are either being vandalized or being gutted in fire,” Deb said.

He urged TMC chief Mamata Banerjee to instruct the supporters to refrain from the post-poll violence and maintain law and order situation across the state.

Deb argued that the vote share of BJP has increased in all five states and the number of seats has also increased from 3 to 77 in West Bengal, making the saffron party the opposition party in the state assembly.    

“The BJP will join hands with the rest of the country in Tripura to protest against post-election violence in West Bengal from tomorrow. Every BJP activist in Tripura will light five small candles at his home tomorrow at 7 pm in protest against the post-election atrocities in West Bengal,” Ded added.

He said the BJP has come to power in Assam. However, not a single incident of political violence took place. In Tripura, the long-running culture of terror has stopped since the 2018 elections.

“There should be a victory procession after the election, not murders. The whole country is protesting against the current unrest in West Bengal,” Deb said.

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