TMC broken, Mamata Banerjee playing politics with the dead: PM

TMC broken, Mamata Banerjee playing politics with the dead: PM

(Eds: Adding fresh inputs)

Asansol/Gangarampur (WB), Apr 17 (PTI) Prime Minister
Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the TMC has been broken
in the first four phases of elections, and asserted that Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew would be vanquished by
the end of polling in the state.

Speaking at an election rally here, in the sprawling
industrial town of Asansol, Modi also claimed the Trinamool
Congress supremo has an old habit of doing politics with dead
bodies and has been trying to politicise the “unfortunate”
death of five people at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district on
April 10.

Modi later contended at a rally at Gangarampur in
Dakshin Dinajpur, that Banerjee has been abusing him almost
every other day as he raises questions on Trinamool Congresss
track record of “corruption”.

“After four phases, TMC is broken to pieces and
`Didi, `bhatija will be vanquished after eight phases of
elections (are completed),” Modi said at Asansol. Polling is
scheduled in the industrial town in the seventh phase on April

Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek have been
spearheading the TMC”s campaign in the assembly elections in
West Bengal for a third consecutive term for their party.

Holding that illegal coal mining has flourished in
places around Asansol in West Bardhaman district, the prime
minister said everyone knows where the proceeds of this
trade went.

Modi said the West Bengal chief minister”s
insensitivity was evident once again in connection with the
Cooch Behar firing incident, while referring to an audio tape
that went viral on Friday.

Voices resembling Mamata Banerjee and TMC Cooch Behar
district president Partha Pratim Roy, who is also the party”s
candidate for Sitalkuchi, are heard on tape discussing deaths
of four persons in firing by central forces. Banerjee
allegedly asked her district party leader to take out a rally.

“The truth is that Didi thought of her own political
gain from the death of people in Cooch Behar she has an old
habit of doing politics with dead bodies,” he alleged.

Contending that Banerjee has not been attending most
of the meetings between the prime minister and state chief
ministers on one pretext or another, Modi said that she has
also not attended two recent meetings over the emerging Covid
situation in the country.

He went on to claim his rival Banerjee has stood as a
wall between West Bengal”s people and central welfare schemes,
depriving them of benefits, including from the PM-Kisan and
Ayushman Bharat schemes.

At a rally at Gangarampur, the prime minister
rhetorically said Banerjee”s day is never complete without
abusing him, listing out the “abuses” showered on him by the
chief minister.

Modi said that whenever he raises the issue of
corruption in the ranks of the TMC, Banerjee “abuses me and
says will make me perform squats holding ears.”

“Had you (Banerjee) pulled the ears of extortionists
who loot the people of Bengal and asked your beloved nephew to
do squats, you would not have had to see this day,” he said,
asserting that BJP will win the ongoing West Bengal assembly
elections handsomely.

The prime minister said that on March 19, Banerjee had
compared him with ” Duryodhan, Dushyashan (villains in the
epic Mahabharata), dangayee (rioter.”

Claiming the list is long, he said that on March 20,
the TMC supremo termed him a “killer of labourers and a
rioter” and on March 24, she alleged the prime minister is a
“liar” and “associated with a syndicate”.

Seeking an apology on behalf of the “cultured people
of Bengal” he reminded the rally that Banerjee had on March
25, also termed him the king of killers.

Modi said that while he is not worried about
Banerjees abuses, he felt she should care for the culture and
ethos of Bengal.

“It is not that she has insulted Modi by using such
language she has put to shame the culture, linguistic
sweetness and legacy of Bengal,” he said.

Modi said he has been speaking up against the ills
faced by Bengals populace under the Mamata Banerjee
government, including appeasement and insult of backward

“Didi”s close associate has used the term ”bhikari”
(beggar) against people of backward classes in the state,”
Modi alleged.

Modi added that the people of West Bengal, where
elections have been marred by violence on many occasions, now
have the freedom to vote without fear after several decades.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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