West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting the politics of hatred in the country. She said that both Modi and his trusted lieutenant, Amit Shah, weren’t even qualified to become Trinamool Congress’ block level president.
“Modi is not even fit to to become our block level president. Amit Shah, his language and culture. He’s also not fit to become our block president. Our people are more strong. (sic)” Mamata Banerjee told NDTV.
When asked how she would rate Modi compared to past prime ministers, Banerjee said that the former wasn’t worthy enough to get none. She said, “Bengal wants to play such an important role that Narendra Modi is ousted and bowled out in this elections…I cannot rate him, can’t even give him one. After the Gujarat riots, we thought that he may change, but this time he became more than fascist.”
She said that Modi was with goons, rioters and liars. “He (Modi) was with those who wanted to destroy India. What development can he do. He’s put the country in danger. If he’s here, there will be no freedom in India, there will be no democracy. There will be no elections. The constitution will cease to eaxist. He has to go now.”
Mamata Banerjee’s comments came on a day when several high profile parliamentary seats went to polls in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. BJP’s Asansol candidate, Babul Supriyo, was attacked and had his car vandalised. The Election Commission later filed an FIR against the singer-turned-politician for unlawful entry into a polling booth and obstructing polling process.
Bengal has 42 seats and the election for all seats are being held in seven phases. The counting will take place on 23 May.