Lok Sabha Election 2019: What about 200-year-old heritage? Mamata Banerjee on PM Modi's offer
Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Election Commission for being partial and blamed it of acting like a “ BJP’s brother”.
She also alleged that it was BJP workers who destroyed 200-year-old heritage and the society will punish them for this unforgivable action.
“Last night we came to know that BJP had filed a complaint with EC so that we can’t hold any meeting after Narendra Modi’s meeting. EC is brother of BJP, earlier it was an impartial body now everyone in the country says it is batting for the BJP,” Mamata was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
West Bengal Chief Minister, addressing a rally in the state, said that she is not afraid of anyone and can go to jail for speaking truth.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that he will build a new statue on the same spot. Reacting sharply to it, CM Mamata Banerjee said that her state does not need alms from you.
At a rally in UP on Friday, PM Modi said that “Trinamool goons” had destroyed the Vidyasagar statue during a rally by BJP chief Amit Shah.
Mamata Banerjee dared PM Modi to prove his claim that Trinamool Congress supporters desecrated the statue. “We have video proofs that you (BJP) desecrated it. And you are saying that Trinamool Congress has done it! Aren’t you ashamed? This Prime Minister should perform sit-ups, not once but innumerable times, holding his ears for telling lies,” she said.
She said the BJP won’t be “spared” and will be “dragged behind the bars”. “If you vandalise the statue of B R Ambedkar, building it once again does not suffice. If you desecrate the statue of Gandhiji, or Maulana Abul Kalam Azad or Tagore or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, it does not suffice,” Mamata thundered.