In response to PM Narendra Modi calling her a ‘speed breaker’ in West Bengal’s development, CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday has called Modi an ‘expiry babu’ in an election meeting in Cooch Behar district, West Bengal saying:
"I will not call him Prime Minister, he is expiry babu as his government has passed the expiry date," said Banerjee .
Questioning what he had done for the poor, Banerjee asked PM Modi:
“What have you done in the last 5 years? Don't speak lies every day.”
She also added that Modi had lied about here government’s performance saying:
"I am not Modi, I don't tell lies”
While addressing a rally in Siliguri, West Bengal, as a part of his 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign on Wednesday PM Narendra Modi had attacked the Trinamool Government saying:
"I know all your needs, hopes, and issues. But all I am waiting for is for the 'Speed breaker' (referring to CM Mamata Banerjee) to be removed from the state. The development of the pro-poor schemes like Ayushman Bharat and PM-KISAN in West Bengal were put to a halt. The reason behind it is the 'Speed-breaker’. “
Speaking further on the Trinamool Government’s anti-poor policies, PM Modi had said:
"The aim of West Bengal's government is to keep the poverty intact. NDA government tried to uplift the oppressed and poor and prevent illegal theft, and in order to do that, released the RERA (Real Estate Act) so that people are not ripped off by the buyers. But Didi stopped the imposition of the RERA law in the first place."
He also reminded the crowd of the Sarada Chit-fund scam saying:
"In West Bengal's chit-fund scam, all the poor people's money went to 'Didi' and her ministers who ran away with it. They looted the poor."
West Bengal is scheduled to vote in all seven phases of the Lok Sabha polls from April 11 to May 7. Results are scheduled to be released on May 23.