Modi targets Mamata in Serampore
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee and said she is more concerned about her 'chair' now.
"Mamata ji is less worried about Bengal and more worried about her chair," Modi said addressing a rally here.
Attacking Banerjee over her painting, he said: "We are very proud that you paint well but who bought your painting for over 1 crore. How all of a sudden they bought it?"
He criticised Banerjee over the Saradha chit fund scam that had hit West Bengal last year.
"Mamataji, we did not expect this from you," the Gujarat CM said.
The TMC was quick in giving reply to Modi's allegations as
In a statement, TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien attacked Modi by calling him the 'Butcher of Gujarat'.
"The Butcher of Gujarat has air-dropped into Bengal. He has no answers to Bengal's development model. So, he is making personal attacks," he said.
"The Butcher of Gujarat says Didi pocketed Rs 1.8 crore by selling one painting of hers. He should prove it or face defamation. The paintings were sold not for personal gain. The money was used for good causes as well as to fund elections. Hence electoral reforms are a priority for Trinamool," the TMC spokesperson said.
Modi campaigned for party candidate and music composer Bappi Lahiri here.
(Posted on 28-04-2014)