Kolkata, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

The BJP today strongly condemned the Trinamool Congress remarks directed at the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"The manner in which the Trinamool leaders have indulged in derogatory and personal attacks at Mr Modi highlights that they have crossed all limits of political decorum and public decency," BJP's West Bengal unit spokesman and secretary Ritesh Tiwary said.

Mr Modi, during an election campaign at Sreerampur yesterday, along with raising the issue of the Saradha scam had questioned how could a painting by Trinamool Congress chairperson and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee be sold at a whopping Rs 1.8 crore, Mr Modi sought to know publicly who the buyer was.

"Unable to counter the allegations politically the Trinamool leaders have stooped a new low, making offensive comments, and trying to be-little the political discourse," maintained the statement.

Unlike the Trinamool leadership, Mr Modi did not point fingers at personal life of Ms Mamata Banerjee, added Mr Tiwari.

The comments reflected the Trinamool Congress has become politically bankrupt and scared of the rise of the BJP in West Bengal.

TMC general secretary Mukul Roy said if Mr Modi did not apologise publicly on his remarks on Mamata Banerjee then they would sue defamation case. The TMC leader also attacked Mr Modi saying 'his hands are already red in blood after 2002 riots now Mr Modi comes in West Bengal to create more disturbances'.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)