Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Mamata conceded defeat: Narendra Modi cites Narada sting in election rallies

Narada Desk | April 17, 2016 8:00 pm Print


Prime minister Naredra Modi has come down heavily against the Trinamool Congress and the CPIM- Congress electoral alliance in Bengal. Addressing election rallies in West Bengal prime minister said that Mamata has already conceded defeat and that is why is now fighting the election commission. Narendra Modi again cited Narada News sting operation X files in which TMC leaders were found accepting bribes. He said the whole country has seen through Narada News sting video that the future of the Bengal was being sold.

On CPIM-Congress alliance, Modi said that the people of the country are not fools and they will not tolerate alliance in Bengal and fight in Kerala. “On the brink of defeat, Trinamool Congress has lost its senses. Mamata and her party have accepted defeat and so she is not fighting the political parties but she is fighting with the Election Commission,” Modi said at a rally here, referring to the row over EC issuing a notice to Mamata over poll code violation.

”Didi, Election Commission is an independent body. It has recognition throughout the world. The way players obey umpires in a game, it is the duty of political parties to respect the Commission,” Modi said.

”It would not have been necessary to threaten the Election Commission,” he said, adding that the TMC had conceded defeat. Modi asked Mamata whether she has faith in the Constitution and democracy. Commenting on reports that state chief secretary Basudeb Banerjee had sent a reply to the Commission on its showcause to Mamata, Modi said: “I heard that chief secretary has given the reply. The Commission did not issue showcause to her as chief minister, it was issued to her as a TMC leader.”

”Either TMC, or its lawyer or Mamataji herself should have given the reply. But if it is true that chief secretary has sent the reply, it was a violation of the model code and misuse of government machinery,” he pointed out.

Elaborating on Narada sting operation prime minister said had Left leaders been caught in such video,  Mamata would have drummed up protests on the issue throughout the state.