'Tigress of Bengal will play major role in formation of new govt'
Kharagpur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Mamata Banerjee will play a major role in deciding who will form the new government at the Centre.
He was addressing a rally here on Thursday afternoon, in support of Trinamool Congress nominee Manas Bhuniya. "Mamata Banerjee will play a major role in deciding who will form the new government at the Centre," he said.
Calling Banerjee the "Tigress of Bengal", Naidu said she has taught Modi a lesson. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said Bengal will play a major role in deciding who will rule at the Centre, quoting Gopal Krishna's famous remark: "What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow."
It may be recalled that Naidu was one of the first leaders to support the United India move taken up by the Trinamool Congress supremo. On January 19, Naidu was one of the speakers in the United India rally held at Brigade Parade ground. Leaders of 21 parties had attended the meeting. Naidu also came and supported the dharna of Banerjee which was held to protest against the CBI after it tried to conduct a search at the residence of former Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar without any warrant. Mamata Banerjee had also gone to Visakhapattanam to address an election rally of TDP.
It may be mentioned that CBI has recently informed the Supreme Court that it did not have a warrant to conduct a search at Kumar's residence.
The statement of Naidu regarding the Bengal Chief Minister is important, as it echoes her own voice. In all the election meetings, Banerjee has urged the people to vote for Trinamool as "their vote will help the party to play a major role in formation of the new government in Delhi."