Putting a lash on chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Trinamool Congress supremo has an old habit of doing politics with dead bodies and she is trying to do the same with the unfortunate death of five people at Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar on April 10.
The Prime Minister was perchance referring to the audio clip that the BJP released on Friday that had an alleged 'conversation' between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress candidate of Sitalkuchi Partha Pratim Ray, where a female voice, purportedly of the chief minister, is heard asking "Partha" to "keep the bodies so that the party could hold a rally with the dead". It is then heard asking the Trinamool candidate "to tell the families not to take the bodies home".
Later, at a rally in Gangarampur, giving a detailed chronology of the abuses the chief minister has used against him, PM Modi said that the Trinamool Congress chief's politics is not limited to just "protests, but it has crossed a dangerous limit of vengeance. After four phases, TMC is broken to pieces and 'Didi, bhatija' will be vanquished after eight phases of elections (are completed)," he said.
The PM further asserted that the BJP government, if voted to power, will work for the aspirations of the people of Bengal. He alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has stood as a wall between West Bengal's people and central welfare schemes, depriving them of benefits.
Modi also slammed Banerjee for skipping several meetings called by the Centre to discuss many key issues, including two recent meetings over the emerging Covid-19 situation in the country. "The Central government has convened meetings to discuss several topics many times, but didi does not attend these meetings citing some or the other reason," he said.