“Subhas Babu said, "Give me blood, I will give you freedom." I told people, 'Give us support, we will give Surajya',” Modi tweeted on Sunday.

Earlier on Sunday, Modi vehemently targeted the ruling Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during his campaign rally for Bappi Lahiri, the BJP’s candidate from Shrirampur Lok Sabha constituency.

During his rally, Modi accused the TMC government of hurting West Bengal more in their 35-month tenure than what Left’s 35-year rule did in the state.

This led to a scathing war of words between TMC and BJP leaders with both parties exchanging derogatory harangues at each other.

Modi also accused Banerjee and Finance Minister P Chidambaram for protecting the Sharda Chit Fund scam, adding that his government would order an inquiry into the matter if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comes in power at the Centre.

The Gujarat Chief Minister raked up the issue of Bangladeshi immigrants and their use as a vote bank, threatening to send each and every Bangladeshi back to their country once he comes in power.

"I want to warn from here, brothers and sisters write down, that after May 16, will send these Bangladeshis beyond the border with their bags and baggages," Modi said in Shrirampur.

"You are spreading the red carpet for the Bangladeshis for the sake of votebank politics," he said in this largely mixed constituency, where there is a large chunk of Hindi-belt population who are the main work force in the jute mills here.

"If people from Bihar come, they seem to be outsiders to you, if people from Odisha come, they seem to be outsiders to you, you feel bad if Marwaris come. But if some Bangladeshi comes, your face seems to shine," he said alleging that Banerjee was insulting the people of the country for the sake of votebank politics.


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