Mamata Banerjee serves tea at local stall, interacts with school children | India News

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee engaged in various activities during a campaign in Jalpaiguri ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. She plucked tea leaves alongside tea planters, participated in preparing and serving tea, and enjoyed a cup at a local tea stall.
The Trinamool Congress shared the event on social media platform X, stating, “Smt.@MamataOfficial brings warmth and conversation to a local tea stall, embracing the spirit of the residents over a steaming cup of tea in Jalpaiguri!”

During the campaign, Banerjee also met and interacted with school children, emphasising the importance of education. The TMC posted, “Smt. @MamataOfficial connecting with the brilliant young minds in Jalpaiguri today. Their innocence and curiosity ignite our optimism for a better future!”

Additionally, Banerjee joined tea estate workers in the traditional practice of tea leaf plucking, strengthening ties with the local community. The TMC reiterated her commitment, stating, “Smt. @MamataOfficial strengthens ties, joining tea estate workers in the timeless ritual of tea leaf plucking.”

Furthermore, during her interactions on Tuesday, Banerjee embraced the cultural diversity of Jalpaiguri by dancing with the tribal community and playing drums, showcasing her connection with the people.
Apart from this, the TMC supremo hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre, terming it a “Jumla” government and alleging that it has never stood by the people in times of need and disaster.
“I thought I would not say it but this is a JUMLA government. Even yesterday, the Centre had a meeting with the RBI. Where is the impartiality here? An impartial election means that in a democracy, all must get justice. We don’t do partiality with any kind of relief. Our government is humanitarian. How did the Prime Minister ask his workers to go and give money? I didn’t ask my party workers to do anything of this sort. BJP has never stood by the people in times of need and disaster,” she said at Mercy Fellowship Church in Jalpaiguri.
The Lok Sabha elections in 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of West Bengal are scheduled to take place in seven phases, which will start on April 19 and conclude on June 1. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.

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