New Delhi: Not missing an opportunity, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tweeted to Union minister Sushma Swaraj, asking when would she address remarks made by the PM, hours after she reprimanded Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mamata Banerjee for likening PM Modi to Mahabharata characters.
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The heir-apparent of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Tejashwi tweeted:
He tagged the Union minister over her tweets at West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee after the latter at a rally in Purulia said, “Money doesn’t matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being Tolabaaz (toll collector), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy.” She said in this context of accusing the Modi-led Central government of being an ‘extortionist’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning in West Bengal had recently said that under Banerjee, the state is known for “triple T — Trinamool, Tolabaazi, Tax”. (Tolabaazi is a term used in the local parlance to describe organised extortion.)
Union minister Sushma Swaraj, on the other hand, lambasted both Banerjee and Priyanka Gandhi for speaking of the Prime Minister in a disparaging tone. Priyanka Gandhi too on Tuesday while rallying in Ambala had called PM Modi ‘Duryodhan’ the antagonist of Mahabharat. She had said, “… This kind of arrogance was in Duryodhan too.”
On the other hand, Tejashwi Yadav’s mother and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi threw weight behind Priyanka’s remarks on Wednesday and said, “Unhone Duryodhan bol ke galat kiya hai,doosra bhasha bolna chahiye unko, vo sab to jallad hain, jallad. Jo judge ko aur patrakar ko marwa deta hai, uthwa leta hai. Aise aadmi ka mann aur vichaar kaisa hoga, khoonkar hoga. (She should not have called him Duryodhan, she should have used some other word… They all are henchmen. They get court judges and journalists killed or kidnapped. People like them are blood-thirsty)