Addressing an election rally in Kolkata on Thursday, Rahul said he has immense respect for Banerjee and whatever he says about her is out of respect, not anger. (JPN/Agencies)
Rahul also claimed that Banerjee understood the language of love, and proposed that the two former allies can still work together, fuelling speculations of a post-poll alliance with TMC.
Recalling the good vibes between his father late Rajiv Gandhi and Banerjee, Rahul regretted that she betrayed the Congress after coming to power.
"I have immense respect for Mamataji. She had worked with my father. Whatever I say against her is out of respect and affection and not out of anger. Later on she left the Congress, then forged an alliance with it, but after coming to power she betrayed it," Rahul said.
Meanwhile, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his interview to Times Now refused to rule out the possibility of forging a post-poll alliance with Banerjee.
With both Modi and Rahul trying to woo Banerjee, her stocks in the political circuit have definitely soared immensely.
However, Banerjee has so far ruled out any possibility of forming an alliance with BJP after the results, accusing Modi of dividing the people of her state on the basis of caste and religion.
The fiery TMC supremo also did not hesitate to use offensive terms for Modi and at one instance, she even called the Gujarat Chief Minister a ‘donkey’.
On Thursday, Banerjee called Modi a ‘dangababu’ and said her party would complain to the Election Commission alleging that the BJP was collecting 'Modi for PM' fund.
Banerjee has in her previous election rallies branded both BJP and Congress as two sides of the same coin.
Addressing an election rally in Kolkata on Thursday, Rahul said he has immense respect for Banerjee and whatever he says about her is out of respect, not anger.