West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a prayer meet on the occasion of Eid in Kolkata on Wednesday, raised her "Choor Choor" remarks once again. However, this time in a secular message for the citizens of India.
Addressing the gathering, she said: "Tyaag ka naam hai Hindu, Imaan ka naam hai Musalman, Pyaar ka naam hai Isaai, Sikhon ka naam hai Balidan. Ye hai hamara pyaara Hindustan. Iski raksha humlog karenge. Jo humse takraega wo choor choor ho jaega. Ye hamara slogan hai".
(Sacrifice stands for Hindu, faith stands for Muslim, love stands for Christian, Sikh stands for sacrifice. This is our beloved India. We will protect this country. Those who will fight with us, will be broken into pieces. This is our slogan.)
Later, in a veiled attack at the PM Modi and BJP who won the mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Mamata Banerjee asserted that they won the polls by "capturing" the EVM, claiming that they will go away soon. Mamata Banerjee also recited the famous Urdu Shayari to validate her statement: Muddai lakh bura chahe to kya hota hai, Woho hota hai jo manjure khuda hota h.
"There is nothing to be scared. Muddai Lakh bura chahe to kya hota hai, wahi hota hai jo manzoor-e-khuda hota hai. Sometimes when the sun rises, its rays are very harsh but later it fades away. Don't be scared, the faster they captured EVMs, the quicker they will go away," the Trinamool chief said.
Political parties have been alleging the BJP of EVM tampering amid the election. A day ahead of the counting of votes on May 23, 22 parties moved the Election Commission demanding counting of VVPAT slips accusing BJP-led NDA of tampering with the EVMs. However, the polling body, however, rejected the opposition parties' demand on the basis of the impracticability of its implementation and cited the Supreme Court's order on the subject.