Launching a scatching attack, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday made a fervent appeal, surprisingly to the BJP’s sister organisations not to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party chief Amit Shah during the national polls.
Sharing the dias with his Delhi counter part Arvind Kejriwal and AP Chief Minister Nara Chandraabu Naidu, in an election rally in Visakhapatnam, she said the BJP won’t get a single seat in Bengal and the party won’t cross the 125-mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
“BJP has sister organisations, I would like to request them that if you love the country, please don’t support Narendra Modi and Amit Shah,” the West Bengal chief minister said.
“This is a special election. There are not many people to fight for the country, please vote for Chandrababu Naidu. Modi and Shah bully everyone,” she added.
Taking on the BJP, the Trinamool Congress chief said the BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal.
“In 2014, Modi got 21 out of 191 seats in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha, that was your best time,” she recalled, adding that the BJP will not get more than 125 seats in this election.
“In UP, he got 73 seats when the Samajwadi Party and the BSP fought alone. Now they have come together. In Odisha too they won’t get any seats,” she said.
She also challenged Modi for an open debate and attacked the prime minister for not addressing any press conference during his tenure.
She also appealed to Andhra electorate to vote for Naidu’s TDP, which is doing good work in the state.