Launching a scathing attack on the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Banerjee said, “There can be a challenge on it if any day opportunity comes. But that opportunity would not come. The opportunity won't come, do not worry.”

“On May 16, the gas balloon will burst and when the ballot boxes would be opened it will be only see two flowers (the symbol of TMC),” she added.

Referring to Modi's statement that if the TMC chief wants to send him jail then she should not waste money for issuing tender for buying rope, Banerjee said, “It is not that easy. After he had said all this, had I been in the Central government, I would have tied him with ropes and would have made him walk on the road.”

The West Bengal Chief Minister attacked Modi at three rallies at minority-dominated Budge Budge, Metiabruz and at Chowrashtra in Behala.
        
"People of Bengal were being dubbed as refugees and shamed. Some people were being called infiltrators. If they try to divide Bengal, if they try to evict anyone, I will guard you. I will not let anyone touch you. He said I respect refugees. Who is a refugee? Does he understand what it means?" she said.
    
"Those who came here even after 1971 were Indians. The Indira-Mujib treaty is clear on this," she added.

On Modi's charge that she had raised the issue of infiltrators in 2005, Banerjee said, "I had raised the issue of bogus ration cards in Bengal."

"After we came to power in the state we took steps and 88 lakh bogus ration cards were detected most of them were CPI (M) cadres," she said.

Addressing another meeting, she slammed Modi on the issue of Bangladesh infiltrators.

"Modi dubs all who came from Bangladesh as infiltrators. Who is he? From where did he get that audacity," Banerjee questioned.
    
Modi had earlier taunted the West Bengal Chief Minister.

“Just tell me which jail I have to go. I will go there myself. I am here. My first job in jail will be to learn the Bengali language," he had said.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate had earlier said that the TMC chief got angry with him for raising the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators, which she herself had raised in 2005.
    
"Didi gets angry with me as your love for me increases. She remembers me 200 times a day. I don't know what she says of me. But Didi, your every word is blessing for me," Modi told an election meeting at Krishnanagar.

(JPN/Agencies)

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