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On PM Modi's 'Poribortan' Jibe in Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee's Fuel Price Hike Taunt

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

The Bengal CM was seen carrying a cardboard replicas of LPG cylinder as she led protest against price rise of LPG cylinders.

As PM Narendra Modi addressed rally in Kolkata during his campaign for assembly polls in West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee hit out at the BJP saying the party didn’t come in the state for development but for their own promotion.

While PM Modi addressed rally at city’s Brigade Parade Ground, Mamata Banerjee took on his government by leading a “padayatra” or foot march in Siliguri to protest against the steep hike in fuel prices, including LPG cylinders.

“BJP doesn’t come here for work or development, they only come for their own promotion. But before promotion they should answer why the price of LPG petrol and diesel are rising. There’ll be no ‘poriborton’ in Bengal but there will be ‘poriborton’ in Delhi,” Mamata Banerjee said.

Taking a dig at Modi’s promise of “Sonar Bangla”, Mamata said, “They say they’ll make West Bengal Sonar Bangla, they’re not even capable of doing any development work in centre…India knows about a syndicate that is Modi and Amit Shah’s syndicate.”

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The Bengal chief minister was seen carrying a cardboard replicas of LPG cylinder as she led protest against price rise of LPG cylinders. Her rally began from Darjeeling More and crosed Mahananda Bridge, which is at the heart of Siliguri.

“I’ve never seen a PM who lies everywhere. He doesn’t know anything but to lie. PM reads his speeches from teleprompter in Bengal. He writes the Bengali slogans in Gujarati,” she added.

Hitting out at the BJP, Mamata also said that before elections it’s ujala and post elections it’s ‘jumla’ (speeches).

“People will not tolerate BJP’s lies. If they bribe you for votes, you know what to do. Bengal doesn’t want their ‘tolabazi’ and ‘jumla’,” she said.

Sunday witnessed a fierce contest between the two sides as both Mamata Banerjee and PM Modi addressed rallies in the state.

first published:March 07, 2021, 17:09 IST