Modi's candidature should be cancelled, says Mamata
Bhadreshwar/ Amdanga/Salkia: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged that Narendra Modi has flouted the Indian Constitution with his statements that 40 Trinamool MLAs are in touch with him and at the same breath said no MLA will join his party. She further added that on grounds of horse trading, his candidature should be cancelled.
"Yesterday he (Modi) said 40 of my MLAs are in touch with him. This will fall under the anti-defection law. He is saying unconstitutional things while holding a constitutional position. Doesn't he have any shame? He is violating the Constitution and has no right to be the Prime Minister," Banerjee said at an election rally in Bhadreshwar on Tuesday. Later, she addressed two meetings at Amdanga and Salkia.
"His candidature should be cancelled. First save Delhi, then try to buy off MLAs from Bengal. It will be of no use. Even if he buys all the MLAs, our government will not fall," the Trinamool Congress supremo said.
Narendra Modi had said during an election rally at Serampore on Monday that 40 Trinamool MLAs are keeping in touch with him. The Trinamool Congress has reported the matter to the Election Commission.
Banerjee alleged that "Modi is coming to Bengal to divide the communities. He is instigating one community against the other. During the election speeches, he is not mentioning anything about the ill-effects of note ban or GST. He is also silent why in the past five years jobs could not be given to 2 crore youths per year. His only business is to divide the communities to get votes."
She reiterated that the BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal. "Last time they had two seats and they will be defeated in both of them. BJP is relying on traitors and after the election result is out, they will realize what mistake they have made by depending on the traitors." She alleged that Congress and CPI(M) are backing the BJP in several seats like Malda North, Berhampur to defeat the Trinamool nominees. "It is unfortunate that both Congress and CPI(M) have sold their signboards to the BJP."
In Bhadreshwar, she recalled the 'Reign of Terror' that had been unleashed by the CPI(M). "How can I forget those days? I had come to Bhadreshwar following the death of Bikhari Paswan, a worker of Kanoria Jute Mill. I have seen how CPI(M) had unleashed a 'Reign of Terror' in different areas in Hooghly and Howrah. The anti-social elements of CPI(M) have now joined the BJP," she maintained.
At the Amdanga rally, without naming Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, Banerjee said: "Do not to cast a single vote to the gaddar (traitor). Vote for the Trinamool candidates as they are secular and the party will play a major role in the formation of the new government in Delhi."
In Amdanga, TMC's Dinesh Trivedi took a lead of 83,233 votes from here in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Banerjee urged the people to ensure that the lead of Trivedi goes up from the segment. She cautioned the people against BJP and RSS workers who would try to buy their votes. "Don't take money from them and inform the police if they try to buy your votes," she said. The election in Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat will be held on May 6.