West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday said had her party been in power at the Centre in Delhi, she would have sent BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to jail for his remark on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
"Had I been in Delhi in place of Congress, I would have sent Narendra Modi to jail by tying a rope around his waist," she told an election rally in Berhmapore in Murshidabad district bordering Bangladesh.
Mamata hit out again at the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate for his remark that illegal Bangladeshi immigrants would be deported after May 16 when results of Indian national elections are announced.
"Had Congress party initially exerted pressure on BJP, it would not have dared to talk so much now," Mamata said and charged that Congress was 'cocooned in fear' and did not have the guts to act against BJP.
Taunting Modi, she said "I tell you, get ready with your baggage. When counting of votes is over, the people of Bengal will drive you (Modi) out.
"I am in charge of government in Bengal. Even by becoming the PM, he (Modi) has no right to bypass the state government to take a decision (Modi). It is a law and order subject, it is not your subject," she said.
Under the Indian Constitution, law and order comes under the jurisdiction of a state government and the federal government cannot interfere without concurrence of the state government.