Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her attitude towards Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan. While addressing a rally in Haldia, the stronghold of former Trinamool minister Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP in December, PM Modi said Mamata gets angry when people raise the slogan of Bharat Mata ki Jai in front of her but does not get angry when people speak against the country.
Former Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari, one of many, who have exited from the Trinamool and joined the BJP in last the last month.
Comparing Mamata Banerjee government to a second version of the Left Front government, PM Modi alleged that the West Bengal’s politics is the biggest reason behind the states poor condition. Taking a jibe at Mamata, PM Modi said there has been a rebirth of communism under Trinamool Congress government in the state. PM Modi alleged that the West Bengal politics has been criminalized and administration has been politicized in the state.
On Sunday, PM Modi addressed a crowd in Haldi during his second visit in two week to the state. PM Modi has launched several key infrastructure projects on Sunday, including an LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who had been invited for the event, gave it a miss as sources said she was wary of a repeat of the ‘humiliation’ caused to her at the event organised to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at his 125th birth anniverary.
This is PM Modi’s second official visit to Bengal within two weeks. His first visit held in January to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the state’s icons had triggered huge flashpoint with the state’s Trinamool Congress government after the Jai Shri Ram slogan controversy.