West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on March 8 came down heavily on the prime minister and said that the day is not far when Narendra Modi will name India after himself.
Speaking at a rally in Kolkata on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Banerjee said: “The prime minister has named a stadium after him. He has put his photographs on COVID-19 vaccination certificates. He is making ISRO send his picture to space. A day will come when the country will be named after him.”
Accusing Modi of resorting to “lies and falsehood”, the TMC supremo said that he has now started to put his photo on COVID-19 vaccination card as if it was “Modi vaccine”.
Mamata Banerjee said: “The prime minister is lecturing us on women’s safety. If women were not safe in Bengal, they would not be able to move around freely at night.”
The TMC supremo said: “They (BJP) keep saying that they will capture Bengal. They should worry about Delhi first and then think of Bengal.”
Asserting that she will return to power for the third consecutive time in Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said: “The fight is between me and the BJP in all 294 seats.”
Assembly elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. Counting of votes will be held on May 2.