Mamata Banerjee describes Narendra Modi as ‘expiry babu’

She claimed that 12,000 farmers committed suicide during Modi rule in the country.

Updated - June 09, 2020 12:26 pm IST

Published - April 03, 2019 06:06 pm IST - Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an election meeting at Dinhata in West Bengal on April 3, 2019. Photo: Facebook/@MamataBanerjeeOfficial

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an election meeting at Dinhata in West Bengal on April 3, 2019. Photo: Facebook/@MamataBanerjeeOfficial

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came up with the strong rebuttal to the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Describing Mr. Modi as “expiry babu,” she dared him to participate in a debate with her. “I do not speak lies like Modi babu. Will call him ‘expiry babu’ from now on.”

Starting her campaign from Cooch Behar, which goes to polls in the first phase on April 11, Ms. Banerjee came down heavily on the BJP’s claims of starting the exercise of National Register of Citizens in West Bengal. “They are saying that Gorkhas will not be affected, everyone will be affected. We have fought against NRC in Assam. It is not so easy.. First win one seat in Bengal,” she said.

Ms. Banerjee accused the Prime Minister of indulging in politics over armed forces.“The EC has said no party can refer to our military while campaigning. Despite that BJP leaders are doing this. How did the PM do it? Isn’t he ashamed?,” she said.

The Chief Minister also raised questions on the BJP candidate for Cooch Behar and said the very person was expelled by the TMC. “Nisith Pramanik has several cases started by the CBI against him, anyone can come and see the papers,” she said pointing out at certain documents.

The Trinamool supremo strong riposte came after Mr. Modi made a scathing attack at her at a BJP rally in Siliguri and later in Kolkata.

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