Ranaghat (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday evoked both 'Mahabharata' and history to hit out at archrival BJP and urged the people of the country to unite to save the country.
She called BJP a "party of Dussasanas", the brother of Kaurava prince Duryodhana in the epic 'Mahabharata' and "offsprings of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq", the Sultan of Delhi from 1325-1351 known in history for his eccentric ways.
Lambasting the saffron party for trying to forcibly implement the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register, the TMC supremo, who has been among the strident critics of the BJP, said she would stop it "anyhow".
"The NPR, NRC and CAA are like black magic", she said and urged the people of the country to unite to save the nation.
"We (TMC) are not a party of Dussasanas like the BJP. They are the offsprings of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq and people must unite to save the country from them," Banerjee said while speaking at a public rally at Ranaghat in Nadia district.
Continuing to voice her opposition to the proposed country-wide NRC, she wondered whether the BJP-led government at the Centre would throw her out of the country because she do not have her mother's birth certificate.
The chief minister said despite her assurances over 30 people have so far died in the state because of the panic over the proposed implementation of the citizens register.]