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‘Bhayanak Jaali Party’: Mamata counters PM Modi’s ‘Terror, Maut and Corruption’ jibe

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today countered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe at the Trinamool Congress saying that the comments by the PM were unbecoming of the post he holds and, in turn, termed the BJP as a “Bhayanak Jaali Party”
India TV Politics Desk April 09, 2016 23:50 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today countered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe at the Trinamool Congress saying that the comments by the PM were unbecoming of the post he holds and, in turn, termed the BJP as a “Bhayanak Jaali Party” and dared PM Modi to arrest her.

Addressing a rally in the poll-bound state on Friday, Modi had said that the TMC stood for “Terror, Maut and Corruption” and attacked the Mamata government saying that the flyover  collapse in Kolkata was an “act of fraud”.

Launching a no-holds-barred attack on the Prime Minister, Mamata said, "I fight with my head held high. I never bow my head before anyone. The Prime Minister can arrest me if he so wishes, I don't care," she said addressing an election rally in Asansol - the same area where PM Modi held one of his three meetings on Thursday.

A fuming Mamata told the Prime Minister that she was not his "domestic help" and alleged he spoke like an RSS volunteer.

"Making big speeches is easy but working for people is difficult. The Prime Minister spoke like a Swayam Sevak shakha worker," she said.

Regretting that PM Modi made personal attacks on her whenever he came to the state, Mamata said one needed to be more retrained in his public utterances.

"Whenever Modi ji comes to Bengal, he makes personal attacks which are in extremely bad taste. But just because the PM made personal attacks against me, I will not do the same," added the Chief Minister of West Bengal.

"I do not make personal attacks even if I am politically opposed to someone. I do not indulge in such personal attacks against (PM) Modi, or (CPI-M leader) Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, even though I don't like their politics," she said.

"It doesn't behove of a prime minister to make such utterances," she added.    

(With IANS inputs)