MODI-Mamata spat hotting up in Bengal

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Mamata Banerjee might have crossed the line

Just before the third phase of Bengal General election BJP-TMC war escalates as TMC is to defend its bastion going into poll on 30th April. Modi on his last visit to Bengal attacked Mamata Banerjee over the Saradha scam in an election rally at Serampore. He said “What is the reason that one of your paintings gets sold for Rs. 1.80 crore ? Who was the person who bought it” ? Modi’s unprecedented frontal attack on Mamanta drew wild cheers and applause from the crowds who had waited for hours to listen to him.

The charge against Mamata led to counterattack when Bengal Finance Minister in a Press Meet rubbished Modi’s insinuation on Bengal Chief Minister and told that it was blatantly false. He also said that Modi should apologise in a public forum or they will file a defamation suit against him. But TMC’s spokesperson Derek O’Brein,  a Rajya Sabha MP, tweeted that the money was used for good causes as well as to fund elections since poll reforms are a priority for Trinamool.  The two different statements from two personalities is not going down well with the people of Bengal.

The attack on Modi by the Trinamool on the eve of a crucial phase of Bengal election has been sharpened as a couple of BJP candidates seem to have dented into the Trinamool vote bank which may jeopardize their winning chances – one of them is Serampore where the Disco King, Bappi Lahiri is contesting. BJP’s gain of vote share is a loss to all parties especially the Trinamool and the winner could be anyone if BJP can post around 30% vote in their favour.

TMC is heavily banking on their Muslim vote bank which is about 26% in Bengal and more in the rural areas. It is one of the election strategies to pitch high against Narendra Modi and win the heart of the Muslim votes. Modi at a rally at Serampore also said that when some Biharis, Odishas or Marwaris come, the Chief Minister does not feel good but when some Bangladeshis come, her face shines. He is simply trying to polarise the voting pattern in Bengal who have never endorsed in regional politics.

TMC has written to Election Commission about the barb on Mamata by Modi and asked for action against him. EC asked for the CD and are examining it thoroughly. If the Eelection Commission admonish Modi for his breaking the model code of conduct, he will be first Prime Ministerial candidate to be reprimanded by the Eelection Commission. On the other hand, BJP has also complained against Mamata Banerjee who showed her anger while replying to questions by calling Modi “devil”. EC once again asked for the CD and the same is being examined.

To conclude, it has been observed that the 2014 General Election is witnessing the dirtiest war of wards ever. The Bengal Chief Minister seems to have lost her temper while charging against Modi. She used some foul language which does not befit a Chief Minister. The people who are holding highest administrative posts in the country should not behave unruly which only invites hatred from other corners.

Once aspiring writer, revisiting old passions after finally reaching the right side of sixty! A firm believer in Marxism and an atheist by choice!

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