Reiterating her stand on PM Modi, Mamata said that the former had turned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a private organisation. Claiming that people who went against the PM were labelled as Pakistani supporter, she said, “Whenever someone says something against Modi babu, then that person is branded a Pakistan supporter. My father was a freedom fighter, I will not learn patriotism from them.”
The WB CM had on the previous occasion accused PM Modi of doing politics over the blood of the slain Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections. She had also claimed that the Centre had prior information of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.