‘Expiry Babu’: Mamata Banerjee takes on PM Modi’s ‘speed breaker didi’ barb



Addressing a rally in Cooch Behar, the TMC supremo said, "If Modi is re-elected, he will do everything to defy Constitution; this will probably be the last election in the country".

The Prime Minister tried to dispel apprehensions among the Gorkha community about the National Register of Citizens, by saying that the Gorkha brothers and sisters will not be affected by the NRC in any way. "The dynasty rule of West Bengal has stopped development and upliftment of the poor in the state", Modi said at the Kolkata rally. "The reason for this is that in Bengal there is a speedbreaker, and this speedbreaker is known as Didi", Modi said. She also referred to Modi as "expiry babu" several times, pointing out that the tenure of the present government has come to an end.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said: "Rahul Gandhi and the Congress need to answer why the country was looted for so many years". And, if you believe that what you have said is true, then you ask me and I will respond to it.

Taking potshots at Modi for calling himself a "chowkidar", Banerjee said the prime minister was changing his identity quite often.

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Banerjee reiterated on Thursday that the prime minister had reached his expiry date. "They will bring the Act and make you a foreigner.you will be deprived of basic rights, including education, health, visiting your places of worship and even voting rights", she added. Hours before Mamata Banerjee hit out at the PM, Narendra Modi described her as a "speedbreaker" in the path of development of West Bengal. "Has Modi taken action against him?"

Irani said a person, who has been here in Amethi for the past 15 years, has made a decision to leave his supporters and chosen to file nominations from another constituency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a "hypocrisy document" which was "full of lies". "What right do you have to call our armed forces the 'Modi Sena?'" Banerjee said.

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