Responding to PM Modi’s revelation in his interview with the Bollywood celebrity Akshay Kumar that he shares a cordial relationship with many opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal CM today sniped at PM Modi in an election rally in West Bengal’s Asansol.
WB CM in Asansol: Modi didn’t come to Bengal earlier and in elections he needs votes from Bengal. We will give him rasgulla from Bengal. We will make sweets from soil and put pebbles in it similarly like cashew nuts & raisins are used in laddu, that will break teeth. pic.twitter.com/5QsdNgQ9lh
— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2019
PM Modi in his interaction with Akshay Kumar had revealed that the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee occasionally sends Bengali sweets as well as personally selected kurtas for him. Taking a jibe at PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee today said in an election rally that she will send sweets made of soil with pebbles in it just like laddoos are stuffed with cashews and almonds which will break his teeth.
Mounting an attack on PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee further added that PM Modi didn’t visit West Bengal until he realised that he will need votes from West Bengal. However, it is pertinent to note here that Mamata-led TMC government had laid roadblocks on PM Modi and other senior members’ way to avoid them from conducting rallies in the state.
The TMC government had also stopped the BJP from conducting its Rath Yatra. Many BJP leaders like Shivraj Chouhan, Shahnawaz Hussain, and Yogi Adityanath were stopped by the TMC government from landing their choppers and were also denied permission to hold rallies.
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections have seen three rounds of polls so far and West Bengal has been constantly in the news for poll malpractice and political violence. Attacks, murders, and intimidation of political opponents have been rampant in the state, just like the last year’s Panchayat elections.
However, the BJP has stated that it is confident of winning a significant number of seats in West Bengal and this is what is rattling the Mamata government.