West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also clarified her ‘slap of democracy’ remark. (File Photo)
Slamming Prime Minister Narendra for his allegations that West Bengal government is establishing mafia raj in coal mines, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday challenged him to prove it or else do ‘100 sit-ups while holding his ears’ before the public.
"Modi has said the Trinamool candidate is coal mafia. I challenge him, prove it. If you are lying, you have to hold your ears and do a hundred Utthak Baithak (sit-ups)," Mamata Banerjee said.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Bankura: I challenge you (PM Modi) if you can prove your allegations that one of us is part of coal mafia, I will withdraw all my 42 candidates. If you are lying, you have to hold your ears and do a hundred sit ups before public. pic.twitter.com/mBQT59MP4J— ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2019
The trinamool chief also said that she would withdraw her party's nominees in all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal if the prime minister would prove the charge against even one candidate.
"You know better how Trinamool's mafia raj is continuing in coal mines here. Trinamool leaders are making money while mines workers are deprived of their remuneration," PM Modi had said at an election rally in Bankura.
He also took a dig at Mamata for her ‘slap of democracy’ saying that her slap would be a blessing for him as he considers her his sister.
On Tuesday, the West Bengal CM had said that PM Modi should get a "tight slap of democracy" and asserted that he will not get a second term in office as he failed to bring in 'acche din' that he had promised in 2014.
The prime minister said "I am told Didi has said she wants to slap me. I call you Didi, I respect you. Your slap will be a blessing for me."
He also said Mamata is insulting the Constitution by saying that she is not ready to accept him as the prime minister of the country.
Banerjee had said in a rally that she does not accept Narendra Modi as the prime minister of the country describing him as the "expiry PM" and that she will talk to the new prime minister after the election results.
"She did not take calls from me during the cyclone. The Central government wanted to sit with officers of the state to discuss the situation, but Didi did not allow that too," Modi said.