Howrah (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continued her tirade against Narendra Modi by alleging Wednesday that the PM was doing opportunistic politics over the dead bodies of jawans. She also ridiculed Modi for trying to paint himself as the lone ‘patriot’.
Banerjee vowed to remove the ‘blacklisted’ Modi government from the Centre in the Lok Sabha elections and ensure that even the signboards of Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah cease to exist in the country.
“As you (Modi) have done nothing in the last five years, that is why you need to show missiles, bombs and dead bodies of jawans. Don’t you feel ashamed that you are doing opportunistic politics over the dead bodies of jawans? We all stand by our armed forces, for our country, but we are not with the Modi regime,” Banerjee said while addressing a programme in Howrah district of West Bengal.
“Those who are questioning the government over the outcome of the airstrikes on Jaish training camps in Balakot are branded as ‘Pakistanis’ as if we all belong to the neighbouring country and only he (Modi) is an Indian.
“The BJP should stop lecturing us on patriotism. We don’t need to learn it from them. We are for the country, but we are not there to support the blacklisted Modi government at the Centre. We will remove the signboards of Modi and Amit Shah from this country. Either this country will survive or they will win. The sooner this government is defeated, the better it will be for the country,” the West Bengal Chief Minister added.
Banerjee wryly described Modi as ‘Gabbar Singh’ and alleged that every institution and media houses in the country were being threatened by the BJP-led government. “We have seen several governments, but we have never seen such a Prime Minister, who is terrorising everybody in this country as if he is a Gabbar Singh,” Banerjee thundered.
In another development, party sources informed that Banerjee will kick off the Trinamool Congress campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, March 8 which is incidentally is the International Women’s Day.
Incidentally, the TMC chief had also commenced her party’s election campaign for the 2014 parliamentary and 2016 Assembly elections on the same date.
Banerjee is scheduled to participate in a rally convened by the party’s women’s wing on that day.
“Although election dates are yet to be announced, but our campaign for the Lok Sabha elections will begin, March 8. During the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and 2016 Assembly polls also, Mamata di had started her poll campaign on Women’s Day,” a senior leader of the TMC’s women’s wing said.