Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be banned for 72 years for his shameful speech in Bengal this week.
Reacting to Modi’s speech in Serampore claiming to be in touch with 40 Trinamool Congress MLAs, Yadav tweeted, “Vikas (development) is asking… Did you hear the shameful speech of Pradhanji (PM)? After losing the faith of 125 crore countrymen, he (Modi) is now relying on the unethical assurance of defection allegedly given by the 40 MLAs. This reflects his (Modi) black money mentality. He should be banned for not 72 hours but for 72 years.”
‘विकास’ पूछ रहा है: प्रधान जी का शर्मनाक भाषण सुना क्या? “सवा सौ करोड़” देशवासियों का भरोसा खोकर अब वो बंगाल के 40 विधायकों के तथाकथित दल-बदल के अनैतिक भरोसे तक सिमट गये हैं. ये वो नहीं काले धन की मानसिकता बोल रही है.
इसके लिए उन पर 72 घंटे नहीं बल्कि 72 साल का बैन लगना चाहिए. pic.twitter.com/H504UdfWGo
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 30, 2019
In a chilling development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday hinted at forcing the West Bengal government headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to fall if elected to powe once again on 23 May. This was after Modi taunted Banerjee claiming that 40 of her party’s MLAs were in touch with him and will switch loyalty after the Lok Sabha results are announced on 23 May.
Addressing a rally in Serampore, Modi said, “Didi, on 23 May, the day of results, the lotus will bloom everywhere and your MLAs will leave you and run. Even today, Didi, 40 of your MLAs are in contact with me.”
Banerjee later told a channel that Modi was worse than a fascist.
The Election Commission has recently barred several leaders including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hours due to poll code violations.
The Congress has moved the Supreme Court against the Election Commission for its inaction on poll violations by Modi.