Kolkata: On Wednesday, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Election Commission of India barred election campaigning in West Bengal after 10 pm on Thursday following clashes between BJP-TMC workers and students of Calcutta University during Bhartiya Janta Party President Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata.
“You are more than a fascist, Mr Modi. If someone asks me who is my PM, I’ll say I don’t know. You are a shame,” a livid Mamata said at a press conference in Kolkata’s Kalighar area.
The TMC supremo was furious at the EC’s rap, so much so that she claimed that the poll panel was working under the PM’s behest and that “whatever Narendra Modi says, EC does that”.
“Modi is scared of me and the people of Bengal. The EC is continuing to favour Narendra Modi. The people in Bengal will not take this lightly, we will not tolerate this,” she said.
The WB chief Minister also took a low blow at the Prime Minister and said that someone who couldn’t care of his own wife, how could he care about the country.
“Narendra Modi, Amit Shah – you don’t understand Bengal. Modi, you don’t care for your wife, how will you care about Bengal and the country? You (Modi) cannot fight me, how can you fight the people of the country? You do not stand a chance against me,” Mamata dared the Prime Minister.
On the EC rap, she further said that Modi knows “the person standing against him and challenging him is strong, which is why he is doing all these tactics”, adding that the EC is attempting to sabotage her campaigns by favouring PM Modi.
“Tomorrow Modi has a rally in Bengal and after that campaigns will stop. Is this democratic decision? All RSS people are controlling the Election Commission. This is being done to sabotage my rallies. Modi has a rally tomorrow and I had some the day after. I will crunch my schedule and hold as many rallies as I can tomorrow. The rest, people love me and they know me. They will stand by me,” TMC supremo told reporters in Kolkata.