Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a speed-breaker in the way of rapid development in the state and is not interested in eliminating poverty.
“I regret the speed with which we worked in other states, we could not achieve in Bengal,” Modi said while addressing a rally in support of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
“In West Bengal, there is a speed-breaker in the way of your development. People here know this speed-breaker as Didi (as Banerjee is affectionately called),” he said.
Alleging that Banerjee had no concern for the poor, Modi said she was proficient in playing the politics of the poor. “How can she work for ending poverty? If poverty is obliterated, Didi’s politics will also come to an end,” Modi said.