Mamata doing vote bank politics: Modi
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday took on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, taking a jibe at the former's “magician” remarks and accusing the latter of indulging in vote-bank politics.
Responding to Sonia's remark on Wednesday that Modi was being projected by BJP as a “magician with cure for all ills”, quipping back at Sonia, Modi told an election rally, “People of this country are not afraid of magicians but love magicians. But they are scared of black magicians.”
At a separate rally, he charged Mamata with playing vote bank politics and said no real 'parivartan' (change) has taken place in West Bengal state during her party rule.
“When the government changed in Bengal (after 34 years of Left Front rule), I thought there would be development. But nothing has happened. They are only indulging in votebank politics,” Modi told the election rally in Siliguri.
“Unless she (Mamata) criticises Modi, her food does not get digested,” Modi said in a sharp attack on Mamata Banerjee who has been attacking him in most of her public rallies, terming him communal and also blaming him for the Gujarat riots.
Modi's address yesterday was in contrast to his earlier speech in Kolkata in February when he had gone soft on Banerjee and had even asked the people to have “Didi in Bengal and BJP in Delhi”.
“It's been two years since the new government took charge, but have you seen any parivartan? People have been cheated,” he said. “You have seen fake parivartan, now it's time to see the real parivartan,” Modi said.