Bengal, April 6: Calling PM Narendra Modi a “liar“, Mamata Banerjee said, “PM Modi is a liar. At each meeting, he taunts me and lies.” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday addressed a rally in Cooch Behar ahead of phase 4 polling in West Bengal and attacked the prime minister, saying he taunts her at meetings.
Mamata Banerjee also said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lied about the creation of a separate Narayani battalion within the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). She said her government has already created a Narayani battalion within the Bengal police.
Both the parties — the BJP and the TMC — are trying to woo the Rajbongshi community in Cooch Behar with a Narayani battalion. While Mamata Banerjee said that her government has formed it, the Centre rejected the claims, saying she’s “bluffing voters by quoting an RTI response“.
Hitting back at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for dismissing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s claim of victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his party was sure to win the Bengal polls not because it was God but because its leaders were engaged in public service.
“Didi [Mamata Banerjee] has been asking, “Is BJP God that it already knows it is winning polls?” I want to say to her that we are normal people engaged in the service of the public. I want to tell the people that I will return your love with interest in the form of development,” PM Modi told the public at a poll rally in Cooch Behar, West Bengal.
The BJP and TMC are locked in a fierce poll battle for the 294 seats in the Bengal Assembly. The voting in the state is being conducted in eight phases. The first two phases were held on March 27 and April 1. The third phase of voting is currently underway.
The BJP leaders have claimed that the high voter turnout during the first two poll phases is proof that the saffron camp is headed for victory. However, the TMC has dismissed the claim.
Addressing the poll rally in Cooch Behar on Tuesday, PM Modi reiterated the claim and said, “In the last two rounds, large numbers of people have come out of their homes and stood in long lines to cast their votes for the BJP.”
নির্বাচনের ফলের অনুমান কীভাবে পাওয়া যায় ? আপনার রাগ, আচরণ, কথা শুনে একজন শিশুও বলবে যে তৃণমূল নির্বাচন হেরে গিয়েছে।
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) April 6, 2021
“There is very good voting turnout today as well. Bengal is witnessing a BJP wave which will sideline the fear of didi and her goons,” he said.
PM Modi said that the TMC lost the election the day Mamata Banerjee played ‘Khela‘ (game) at the polling booth in Nandigram.
“Didi, the day you did ‘khela‘ at the polling booth in Nandigram, the same day the country knew that you have lost the elections. How do we estimate the outcome of the election? Listening to your anger, behaviour, words, even a child will say that you have lost the election,” PM Modi said at the rally.
Mamata Banerjee, who has contested polls from Nandigram had camped outside a polling booth on April 1 claiming election malpractice by security officials. The EC has since dismissed the allegations.