Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the BJP cannot muzzle her voice and stop her from speaking against their policies.
The TMC chief’s remarks comes in the wake of the cancelation of an event at the St Stephen’s College in Delhi, where she was invited as the main speaker.
Banerjee also said she would take to the streets if the BJP tries to stop her from speaking at events.
Reacting sharply to the cancelation of the event, the chief minister said she would continue raising her voice for the under-privileged.
“They feel that they can stop me, muzzle my voice. They would cancel my events. But I want to tell them that I would take to the streets to raise my voice against them, their policies. That is best for me,” Banerjee said at a gathering here.
She also alleged that the ruling party is trying to threaten the judiciary and the media, and no one can speak against them.
Banerjee was speaking as the chief guest at the Love Your Neighbour conference organised by the Catholic Bishops Conference in the national capital.
The TMC chief had earlier hinted at a BJP hand behind the cancellation of her programme at St Stephen’s College, but said she was unmoved by it as she would have a packed schedule during her visit to the national capital.
“Let it be cancelled, I don’t mind. Let god save them. I have some other programmes also,” she said when asked whether the cancellation of her programme at the prestigious college was an insult to the chief minister’s chair.
The college cited procedural norms last week and cancelled an address by Banerjee to the students of the institute, which was scheduled for August 1.