Rahul Gandhi's sharp attack on PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata : Rahul Gandhi, who was seen standing with Mamata Banerjee a couple of months back, has now tuned to PM Modi's words in slamming her for hampering the development of West Bengal and its people.
On Saturday, in his first campaign rally in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls, Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Mamata Banerjee , accusing her of doing nothing for the people and her party of targeting Congress workers.
He also slammed her for poaching his party's parliamentarian to her party. In January, Mausam Benazir Noor - two-time parliamentarian and niece of late Congressman ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury - had joined the TMC. He was fielded from the north Malda seat.
"The last Congress MP has betrayed you by leaving the party. But this is a Congress bastion, and you should make her realise that one cannot work in Bengal by betraying its people," Mr Gandhi said.
"Did your youth get employment and did your farmers receive any help? While Narendra Modiji lies on the one hand, your Chief Minister keeps making promises on the other. But eventually, nothing happens," Mr Gandhi added in his speech at Chanchole.
Speaking at the rally, Mr Gandhi accused the Mamata Banerjee government of being "no better" than the previous Left Front one. "Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes anybody's suggestion. She does whatever she feels like," he said. "Does Bengal not have any voice? Should one person be allowed to run an entire state?"