New Delhi. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has taken a stand on the controversy over PM Narendra Modi's recent visit to Bengal. The CM said he had met the PM as a courtesy. She said, 'That is why the Prime Minister met in our State. But, because of the PM's visit, I had to wait and what does the Leader of the Opposition mean to be present in the meeting?' She said the meeting was not that of the Prime Minister and the CM. She said that whenever the PM comes to Bengal, there is a situation of controversy and misunderstanding in the State. Mamata said that 'on the day I was sworn in as CM, the Governor did not waste a minute making a statement against us. The central team was sent to Bengal within a day. The Women's Commission team is scheduled to be sent within 48 hours'.
The Bengal Chief Minister questioned why the Leader of the Opposition was not called when PM Narendra Modi visited the state to take stok of the devastation caused by the storm in Gujarat. He said that all this is happening because the people of Bengal have given immense public support to the TMC.
Mamata said that 'Even if the PM asks me to touch his leg for the good of the people of Bengal, I am ready to do so, but I should not be insulted'. The Bengal CM questioned whether "BJP leaders and governor were called if the review meeting on cyclone was to be held between PM and CM. I felt humiliated. On the question of not attending a meeting with PM Modi on the damage caused by cyclone, the Bengal CM said that the PM's office insulted me. Tweeted to malign my image".