Mamata draws parallel between Quit India and her fight against Modi

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sharpened her attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as she alleged that a “fascist government” was being run at the Centre. She drew parallels between her campaign (against the PM) and the “Quit India movement” of 1942.All 17 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in the sixth and seventh phases due on May 12 and May 19. The BJP and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) are locked in an intense battle for dominance in the State. While the TMC is eyeing a clean sweep with the hopes of playing a king-maker, the BJP wants to improve its Lok Sabha tally.According to Banerjee, there is an emergency-like situation in the country. “Someone has to bell the cat. In 1942, (the) Quit India movement was launched against the British. Now, we are fighting to oust a fascist Modi from power,” she said during an election rally in East Midnapore district of the State.People are afraid to speak their mind as they fear the PM. This “fascism” and “terror” has to end, she said. “There is an emergency-like situation in the country. Stop this fascism and terror,” the West Bengal CM said. This isn’t the first time that Banerjee has been critical of PM Modi. She has been one of Modi’s worst critics.On Tuesday, Mamata called the Prime Minister a “liar” and a “bad influence on young minds”.Modi, too, has repeatedly accused Banerjee and her party of being involved in “tolabaazi” – a Bengali slang that means organised extortion.Sushma Swaraj hits backUnion Minister Sushma Swaraj said: “Mamataji you have crossed all limits. You are the Chief Minister and Modiji is the country’s Prime Minister. You have to talk to him tomorrow.Recalling a couplet by poet, Bashir Badr, She added: “Rage all you want, but do not feel ashamed when we have to become friends again someday.” May 08, 2019 Published on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee   –  PTI West Bengal COMMENTcenter_img SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS politicslast_img