As the verbal battle continued between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed the TMC chief for her remarks against PM Modi.
In a fresh outburst, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday at a rally in Purulia said she wanted to give PM Modi a “tight slap of democracy”.
Her statement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an equally intensive statement accused the Trinamool Congress of being run by extortionist syndicates.
“Money doesn’t matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaz (extortionist), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy,” Mamata had said.
Sushma took to Twitter to say that the West Bengal CM had “crossed all the limits”.
“Mamataji, you crossed all limits today. You are the Chief Minister of a state and Modiji is the country’s Prime Minister. You have to talk to him tomorrow. This is why I would like to remind you of a couplet written by Bashir Badr: Rage all you want but I just have this one request from you, do not feel ashamed when we have to become friends again someday,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
ममता जी – आज आपने सारी हदें पार कर दीं. आप प्रदेश की मुख्यमंत्री हैं और मोदी जी देश के प्रधान मंत्री हैं. कल आपको उन्हीं से बात करनी है. इसलिए बशीर बद्र का एक शेर याद दिला रही हूँ :
दुश्मनी जम कर करो लेकिन ये गुंजाइश रहे,
जब कभी हम दोस्त हो जाएँ तो शर्मिंदा न हों.
— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 7, 2019
Mamata’s outburst was sparked by PM Modi’s assertion that her government amounts to being the state’s “Triple T — short for Trinamool Tolabaazi Tax”.
Reacting to PM Modi’s allegation that some people had been arrested for chanting “Jai Shri Ram”, Mamata had further said, “I will not join them (the BJP) in shouting their slogan. I will rather say, Jai Hind.”
On Sunday, a video showing Mamata Banerjee fuming at villagers for chanting the slogan as her car drove past had gone viral. The incident took place at Chandrakona town in West Midnapore district.
Earlier, Mamata had said that she did not consider Modi as the Prime Minister after a war of words regarding a telephonic conversation concerning cyclone Fani.
PM Modi had said that Mamata Banerjee refused to talk to him when he tried to contact her on Cyclone Fani.
Reacting to the statement, Mamata said, “I don’t want to share the dais with expiry PM as elections are on. I don’t consider you as our prime minister. When the next PM comes, I will tell him”.