West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo Credit: Twitter: Trinamool Congress)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party of 'Dussasanas', the brother of Kaurava prince Duryodhana in the epic 'Mahabharata' and "offsprings of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq", the Sultan of Delhi from 1325-1351 known in history for his eccentric ways. "We (TMC) are not a party of Dussasanas like the BJP. They are the offsprings of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq and people must unite to save the country from them," Banerjee said while speaking at a public rally at Ranaghat in Nadia district.
She also slammed the BJP for their "goli vs boli" remark during campaigns for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. Mamata said that the saffron party was firing bullets because it is aware that it will lose the poll.
Mamata Banerjee said that a country has a bleak future when its leaders take to the streets holding guns. “When ministers come out to the streets holding guns then what lies ahead for the country? We do not know what will happen tomorrow.
"There are (assembly) elections in Delhi and they (BJP) know they will not be able to win it. That's why they are sending people with guns. They are saying 'Boli nahi chalega, goli chalega'... But I am saying that only boli chalega (what the people of the coutry say will take place in India)," Banerjee said at a rally.
Launching a scathing attack against the centre over CAA and NRC, Mamata said, "Will you (BJP) drive me out of the country because I don't have my mother's birth certificate?". She further likened Modi government's contentious act as black magic. "The NPR, NRC and CAA are like black magic," Mamata added.
Continuing to voice her opposition to the proposed country-wide NRC, she wondered whether the BJP-led government at the Centre would throw her out of the country because she do not have her mother’s birth certificate.
The chief minister said despite her assurances over 30 people have so far died in the state because of the panic over the proposed implementation of the citizens register.