West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah a day earlier than the state begins voting in a closely-watched election, flipping again their accusations that the ruling Trinamool Congress runs extortion syndicates.
“They have two syndicates. One is a rioter, has sponsored riots in Delhi, Gujarat and UP. And the other one… has slowed industrial growth but is only growing his beard. Sometimes he puts himself above Gandhi ji, above Rabindranath Tagore, sometimes calls himself Swami Vivekananda and names stadiums after himself. One day he will sell the country too and name it after himself. Something is wrong with their head. It seems a screw is loose,” she mentioned.
Painting PM Modi as a self-absorbed chief who renames stadiums after himself and has his pictures printed on coronavirus vaccination certificates, Ms Banerjee has often said the day is not far when the country will be renamed after him.
“The Prime Minister has named a stadium after him. He has put his photographs on COVID-19 vaccination certificates. He is making ISRO send his picture to space. A day will come when the country will be named after him,” Mr Banerjee had mentioned earlier this month.
West Bengal will maintain elections in a document eight phases beginning March 27 in a contest that has seen the BJP pull out all stops, together with poaching a lot of Trinamool leaders, to unseat the two-time Chief Minister. Votes might be counted on May 2.
Campaigning for the elections has seen both aspect making caustic assaults on one another. On Thursday, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, shredded by political leaders over his surprising remark that Mamata Banerjee ought to put on Bermuda shorts if she wished to point out off her legs, doubled down on the assertion, saying it’s “inappropriate” for a sari-clad girl to point out her legs.