“Do not worry, I will never leave Bengal, it is my motherland and I will work for Bengal till my last breath,” said Banerjee while addressing her party workers and its youth brigade in Burdwan district’s Durgapur city.

Banerjee, who kick-started the party's Lok Sabha campaign at a rally on 30th January, had called for a change in power in Delhi and claimed that Trinamool was the only alternative for the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties at the national level.

Writer Mahasweta Devi and some other eminent people close to Trinamool have publicly expressed their desire to see her as the Prime Minister, while social activist Anna Hazare also praised her simple living and indicated that he would back her.

The Opposition has ridiculed Banerjee for her ‘prime ministerial ambitions’ and accused the TMC supremo of neglecting her duties as the chief minister.

Reiterating that the fight was against the ‘joint forces’ of the Congress, BJP and CPI-M, Banerjee said that she has taken up the challenge of taking Trinamool to the national arena.

“Remember our fight is against Congress, BJP and CPI-M and their unholy nexus. We need to regain Bengal's glory and for that we need to be strong in Delhi. I have taken it as a challenge to make Trinamool an all-India party," Banerjee said.

She also said that her party will contest in Bihar, Assam, Haryana and Tripura. Banerjee is scheduled to address a public rally in Agartala on 25th of February


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