Kandi (WB): Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing her party of corruption and dared him to send her to jail. She also expressed confidence to bounce back with massive mandate in the polls even from the jail.
“The PM lies every now and then. Let him put me behind bars. Even then I shall bounce back in the polls with massive mandate,” Banerjee said addressing an election campaign here in Murshidabad district.
During his recent election rallies in West Bengal, the Prime Minister had accused Ban-erjee of adjusting with corruption and misleading people with slogans for change. Stating that TMC stood for “Terror, Maut and Corruption”, Modi had told an election rally “Narada sting operation against Trinamul Congress leaders was shown in TV. It was such big scandal but did Didi take any step against them or expelled them from the party. Didi has adjusted with corruption.”
A day after Prime Minister’s attack on her, Ms Banerjee said his comments do not behove the office he holds and termed his BJP ‘Bhayanak Jali Party (Dangerously Fraud Party)’. Ms Banerjee also criticised the CPM and Cong-ress, who have forged an alliance in the state to defeat her party in the ongoing assembly poll.
Firing a salvo against Congress in WBPCC President Adhir Chow-dhury’s bastion in Murshidabad district, she said, “Congress has no power to fight on its own and is suffering from identity crisis.”
Meanwhile, Election Commission is examining speeches by Prime Minister and West Bengal Chief Minister made this week in poll rallies in Asansol for any model code of conduct violation even as it censured Trinamul candidate Abdur Razzak Molla for his remarks.
“CDs of their (Modi and Banerjee) election rallies have been sent to the Election Commission of India in Delhi. Our media certification and monitoring committee have video footage of their speeches,” an official of the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, said.
Also, it may be noted that western districts of West Bengal, including Burdwan and Bankura, which goes to the polls on Monday are reeling under heatwave with the Met office saying no respite is in sight for the next three to four days.