‘Would have pulled their tongue if…’: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said some people recently pointed at her car calling her a thief and warned that she would have pulled their tongue if it was not the election season.

“Some people were shouting ‘chor chor’, (pointing towards) my car. I would have pulled out their tongue if elections were not there. However, I didn’t say anything because of the elections,” says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said while speaking at an election campaign rally

Meanwhile, demanding a white paper on the investigations conducted by central teams in West Bengal, Banerjee said that PM Narendra Modi who accuses her TMC of corruption should look in the mirror first.

“BJP had sent 300 central teams to Bengal to investigate the allegations of corruption but they didn’t find anything. Now, PM Modi needs to answer the people of Bengal, what happened to the MGNREGA funds? Poor people worked under the scheme but were not paid,” she said, demanding a white paper on the investigations.

“The PM says TMC is a corrupt party. He should look in the mirror first. His party is filled with dacoits,” she added.

Raising the issue of demonetisation, Banerjee sought to know who benefitted from it.

She called the BJP an “anti-Bengali party”, and alleged that it was “planning to drive out” tribals, Dalits and OBCs in the “garb of NRC”.

“We won’t allow NRC in Bengal,” she asserted.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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Published: 16 Apr 2024, 06:01 PM IST


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