You have freedom of dreaming to become PM, but not of abusing institutions: PM Modi slams Mamata
Continuing his hard-hitting offensive against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that she has "full freedom"to dream of becoming prime minister but not to abused the country's institutions and forces.
Addressing a rally in Dum Dum, PM Modi said: "You have full freedom of dreaming to become PM but you do not have freedom to abuse our forces, institutions."
"Why are you forgetting that Left had created similar situation for you & at that time constitutional bodies of the nation ensured a fair election in West Bengal. If these constitutional bodies & central forces weren't there, you would not have been CM today," the prime minister said.
Modi's retort came after the Trinamool Congress chief on Wednesday attacked the Election Commission for curtailing the poll campaigning in the state and alleging that it was working at the behest of the BJP.
Furthering his attack on Mamata, holding her party responsible for the violence that took place during Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, PM Modi said that the former considers West bengal as her "personal porperty".
"Didi has problem with people coming from UP, Bihar but she welcomes infiltrators. Bengal is not the personal fiefdom of Didi and her nephew," he said.
"There is a responsibility on every individual to protect democracy. Your ground is slipping away. People of Bengal have decided to remove you. Didi, please accept this reality and stop the use of violence," PM Modi added.
Taking a dig at the opposition's efforts to stitch a grand alliance, PM Modi said that the statements given by them in the last six months show that they have accepted their defeat.
"All those who were saying 'Modi hatao' since last six months, are now giving statements which confirm that they have accepted their defeat in the elections. Opposition is now saying ' Pehle aap' on PM's post," he said.
"The Congress is even saying that they are not a contender for PM's post," PM added.
PM Modi's rally in Dum Dum is the last in the state as the Election Commission's order banning poll campaigning in nine Parliamerntary constituenceies of West Bengal will come into effect from 10 pm tonight till the conclusion of polls. The decision was taken in wake of the violence that broke out between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during Amit Shah's roadshow.