New Delhi: Ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that if he came back to power, then he would do anything to defy the constitution. Further, the TMC supremo also made a remark on PM’s biopic- PM Narendra Modi–asking people “why would people watch his movie? What contribution he has made to India?”
Addressing a rally in Cooch Behar, the TMC supremo said, “If Modi is re-elected, he will do everything to defy Constitution; this will probably be the last election in the country.” She added, “Why will people watch your film? If people want to watch films they will watch films on Gandhiji, Ambedkar ji, why Modi? What contribution he has made to India?”
On Wednesday, the TMC supremo strongly contested the “speedbreaker didi” allegation made by the Prime Minister, while terming him as “expiry babu”. Hours before Mamata Banerjee hit out at the PM, Narendra Modi described her as a “speedbreaker” in the path of development of West Bengal.
Taking on the Prime Minister’s claim, Mamata Banerjee said that her government in West Bengal has done a lot for the welfare of the people of the state. The Chief Minsiter asserted that the income of farmers in Bengal has increased three times under her rule.
Mocking Prime Minister Modi as “expiry babu” and “expiry PM”, Banerjee dared him to participate in a direct debate with her in television or at a public rally. “He is an expiry babu. his govt has expired. You(PM) said in Siliguri that we(TMC Govt) did not do anything for poor, what have you done in the last 5 years? Don’t speak lies everyday,” the West Bengal CM said. She claimed that 12,000 farmers committed suicide during Modi rule in the country.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases. The model code of conduct came into immediate effect from March 10 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.