Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee should not become the Chief Minister of West Bengal owing “moral responsibility” as she lost in Nandigram.
Mamata Banerjee had lost the poll battle in Nandigram to BJP’s heavyweight candidate Suvendu Adhikari in the recently concluded West Bengal elections, results of which were declared on May 2.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb said: “Mamata lost because the people didn’t vote for her. Therefore, she should not become the chief minister out of moral responsibility.”
Biplab Deb said that is a matter of ethics as the people did not elect her.
He added that he would stay away from the post of Chief Minister if he loses in the next Assembly election in Tripura.
Biplab Deb made this remark while briefing the media in Agartala on Tuesday evening.
He was accompanied Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Debbarman, MPs Pratima Bhowmik and Rebati Tripura and BJP state president Manik Saha.
Biplab Deb further criticised Mamata Banerjee for the violence that rocked West Bengal after the election results were announced.
“Our party would raise its voice across the country from tomorrow against the post-poll violence in Bengal,” Biplab Deb said.
Mamata Banerjee will take oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third straight term on Wednesday.
The swearing-in of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee as chief minister at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday will be a low-key programme given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Soon after taking oath, Banerjee will go to the state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ where she will be given “guard of honour” by Kolkata Police.
Despite Banerjee losing the seat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, who was once her close aid, the TMC registered a landslide victory in polls winning 213 seats in the 294-member West Bengal Assembly.