Trinamool sitting MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday cast his vote in South Kolkata Parliamentary Constituency in West Bengal. Nine seats in the state are going to polls in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
"This is a festival of democracy. I am appealing to voters to cast their precious vote. We only need peace in West Bengal. The responsibility of the law and order is of the Election Commission. If anything goes wrong then only the Election Commission will be held responsible and not state government," he said.
Exuding confidence about Trinamool's chances in the polls he said, "We are going to win all the nine seats that are going to polls today and also the 33 seats that had gone to polls earlier." He also said that the BJP would certainly face defeat. "Look at Narendra Modi's body language from 2014 and his body language now. He is going to face a thumping defeat. It is evident and it is clear," he said.
He also spoke about his defamation notice to PM Narendra Modi, "Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee has sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On May 18, Banerjee had accused PM Modi of allegedly making derogatory remarks against him during a public rally in West Bengal's Diamond Harbour on May 15, Banerjee's lawyer Sanjay Basu wrote to the Prime Minister, asking him to apologise within 36 hours for the defamatory comment.
During his address, PM Modi blamed the Trinamool supremo and her nephew of running the "bua-bhatija model of governance" and turning "Ganatantra" (democracy) into "Gundatantra" (hooliganism).
"Whatever the Prime Minister said in the meeting on May 15 in Diamond Harbour, he has to substantiate those statements with ample proof and justify what he said. If he fails to do so, I'll sue him in the criminal and defamation cases. I'll drag him to the court and do the needful," he said.