Mamata: I send gifts to Modi, won’t give a single vote
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 25, 2019, 06:17 PM
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, at a rally in Hoogly, accused PM Narendra Modi of “purchasing votes” through the black money he converted to white, when he “forcibly imposed demonetisation” in the country. Banerjee further claimed that the BJP government will be “thrown out after elections”, and her government will “prove that demonetisation was a scam”. She also alleged that the PM was trying to bribe the citizens into voting for BJP by distributing gifts.
Referring to Modi’s recent interview with actor Akshay Kumar, where he revealed that the West Bengal Chief Minister routinely sends him kurtas and sweets every year, Banerjee said though she sends rosogollas to people, and offers them tea and gifts during puja, she will not “give them a single vote”.
Replying to Modi’s recent remarks at an election campaign that TMC workers have been hitting BJP supporters in Bengal and have been creating havoc and disturbance in general, the two-time Chief Minister accused the BJP of the same, and blamed “BJP goons”, of unleashing terror in the city, as opposed to her own party workers who are “committed to peace and harmony”.
Appealing to the people, Banerjee ended her rally by saying that they must drive out the BJP if they wish to “protect the country from disaster”.
Polling will be held in Bengal in all seven phases of the 17th General elections. Three phases have already been over, and ten out of the 42 constituencies have already witnessed polling. These elections have witnessed the highest ever voter turnout in the state, averaging around 78.6% till now. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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