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Mamata Banerjee Slams ‘Rotten’ MLAs For Sale

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Kolkata: It is raining road shows in poll-bound Bengal.

Strictly speaking, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s road show at Bolpur today was really a padayatra – very different from Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s a week ago. She walked for 4km while he rode in an open mini-truck.

Ms Banerjee’s former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari, who joined BJP 10 days ago tried to outdo his former boss.

He held not one but two road shows – Amit Shah style – at Nandigram and from Titagarh to Khardah just north of Kolkata.

The vitriol between the chief minister and BJP’s newest recruit was nearly matched.

She mocked Mr Adhikari. “Just because they throw cash and buy a couple of Trinamool MLAs — that too the most rotten ones — do they think they have bought Trinamool Congress?” Ms Banerjee said. “Let them first get 30 seats then we will see about 294,” she added.

Mr Adhikari directed his wrath primarily at Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee who is Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.

“Bhaipo (nephew) is angry with me. He says I can’t even make the ‘lotus’ bloom in my own house, how will I make it bloom across Bengal,” Mr Adhikari said.

Mocking Abhishek Banerjee as ‘Babu Shona’ Mr Adhikari added, “Wait till Ram Navami, wait till Basanti Puja, not only will the lotus bloom in my house, we will enter your house at Harish Chatterjee Street and Harish Mukherjee Street and make the lotus bloom.”

Courtesy – NDTV

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