Ahead of the sixth phase polling for the ongoing Lok Sabha Polling on Sunday, May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge election rally on Thursday, May 9, in Bankura, about 170 km from Kolkata by road. In this part of Bengal noted as Mallabhumi, one of the oldest Hindu dynasties in eastern India, PM Modi recalled Saradha and other chit fund scams and alleged that the TMC leaders were exploiting the people. He hit back at the Chief Minister and said that her “slap” will be a blessing for him.”I have been told that Didi has said that she wants to slap Modi. Mamata Didi I call you ‘Didi’, respect you. Your slap will become a blessing for me. I am ready to take that,” he added.”But I will also say that you won’t feel scared if you would have dared to slap those who, in the name of chit fund, looted the money of poor people,” he added. Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Modi of lying and said when he attacked her party of being a “tolabaaz” (toll collector), she wanted to give him a “tight slap of democracy. Modi assured the people that the “infiltrators that ‘Didi’ and TMC have made their cadres will be identified. Those who trouble our daughters and the cultured Bengalis will be identified.””Not enough days are left for those, who have turned ‘Gantantra’ (republic) into ‘Gundatantra’ in West Bengal,” he said. PM Modi said Mamata Banerjee is insulting the Constitution by saying that she is not ready to accept him as the Prime Minister of the country. Modi said “Didi is publicly saying that she is not ready to accept the country’s PM as the head of the nation, but she feels proud in acknowledging Pakistan PM as that country’s prime minister.” He said Banerjee was insulting the Constitution out of anxiety of losing the general elections. The prime minister had tried to contact the chief minister to discuss cyclone Fani but could not do so as his calls were not returned. PM Modi said that the West Bengal CM called him “expiry PM” and she will talk to the new prime minister after the election results. “She did not take calls from me during the cyclone. The Central government wanted to sit with officers of the state to discuss the situation, but Didi did not allow that too,” Modi said.”She is not interested in the betterment of the state, but in that of her family, nephew and tolabaj (extortionists) of her party,” the PM said. Modi said that how much the TMC supremo is worried can be understood by the language being used by her. “She is now talking about stones and slaps against me,” the PM said.”I am used to abuses, I have now got the ability to digest abuses from dictionaries from around the world,” he said(pic courtesy to The Business Today).
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