Cooch Behar: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, arguably the Prime Minister’s harshest critic, fears Narendra Modi will do away with general elections once and for all and establish a totalitarian regime if he is voted back to power.
Addressing an election rally in north Bengal on Thursday, where polling will be held on April 11 in the first phase, Banerjee also challenged Modi to win more than 125 Lok Sabha seats in general elections across the country.
She claimed that the government of the “expiry babu”, a term she has coined for the prime minister, will be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls after losing seats across north and central parts of the country.
“If he (Modi) is re-elected then it will be a disaster for the country. If he returns to power he will just throw away the Constitution written by B R Ambedkar and change this country from a democracy to a totalitarian regime. This will be the last general election of the country if he returns to power,” Banerjee said.
“Narendra Modi follows the mantra of looting, rioting and killing people. He is threatening everybody and is trying to decide our political discourse. Who is he to do that ?” she asked.
Like the the National Register of Citizens in Assam, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill brought in by BJP is a ploy to turn legal citizens of the country into refugees, Banerjee said. She has been vehemently opposing NRC and the CAB.
Mocking BJP’s “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign, Banerjee said the “chaiwallah (Modi)” has failed to fulfil promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and has now turned into a “chowkidar” to fool the people.
“In 2014, the chaiwallah had made several promises, but failed to fulfil even one. Where is the Rs 15 lakh in every account? Now after five years of rampant loot of public money, the chaiwallah has turned into a chowkidar.
“We have full respect for real-life chowkidars but this chowkidar (Modi) is a liar and a feku (braggart) chowkidar,” she said.