Kurseong (Darjeeling), March 15: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) cannot be cowed down, irrespective of the "conspiracy" hatched against it and would win the Assembly election.
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"Our government will come back. TMC will win the election despite any conspiracy hatched against us. They are bringing black money. We are not scared. Given a chance, we will give a fitting reply. We are working with honesty," Banerjee told an election meeting in the Darjeeling Hills.
Her statement came a day after the telecast of a sting video by a web portal purportedly showing several TMC leaders accepting money to help a fictitious private firm.
Noting that the CPI-M, the Congress and the BJP were united against the TMC, she said, "A party which has political ideology does not do it," adding that the CPI-M extended support to the separatist outfit Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the hills.
Banerjee accused the GJM of intimidating people in the hills and urged the people and the "young generation" to stand up against it.
Referring to her frequent visits to the hills, she added, "I have come here several times in the last four years. I have come during landslide, I have come during earthquake. We have formed the Gorkha Territorial Administration. Many boards including Lepcha board, Bhutia board have also been formed for the development of the hills."