Debagram/Berhampore (WB): Taking at dig at Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the BJP strongman and Congress are ‘brothers’ and 'two sides of a same coin.' The TMC chief also said that only a person, who is loved across the nation by all sections of people can become a national leader.
"Both Narendra Modi and Congress are brothers. Congress and Modi are both sides of a same coin," Mamata Banerjee said while addressing a panchayat election rally at Berhampore in Murshidabad district.
She also slammed the Congress and said, “Whenever elections come knocking at the doors, Congress starts its propaganda by saying that Muslims should unite as Narendra Modi is coming. It has been ten years since the Gujarat riots, but Congress tries to rake up the riot-issue just before the polls and forget it when polls are not held," she said.
While addressing another rally in Nadia district, Mamata said, "There are national leaders who love all sections of people and not just one particular section. Ramakrishna had said some call mother 'ma' and some 'amma'."
"In 1905, Rabindranath Tagore gave a call for Hindu-Muslim unity. Today Rabindranath and Kazi Nazrul Islam are weeping," she said.
She further said that the Centre is continuing schemes named after Rajiv and Indira Gandhi whom she admired, but questioned "How many projects are named after Swami Vivekananda and Kazi Nazrul Islam?"
The WB CM also said that the Congress should be ashamed to seek votes after repeatedly hiking the prices of petrol, diesel and fertilizer and added that she had quit Congress ‘as the party was sold out to CPI-M.’


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