PM Modi calls Mamata ‘speed-breaker Didi’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a sharp dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling her the “speed breaker” in the path of development. Ms Banerjee, who tweaked her campaign schedule so she could respond to PM Modi’s attacks, has promised a reply at her rally later today.

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is a “speed-breaker” in the path of West Bengal’s development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, insisting she has to go to make way for the betterment of the state.

PM Modi hit out at Ms Banerjee and her government over the chit fund cases in the state and development policies. He said Ms Banerjee has to go to make way for the betterment of the state.Claiming that Banerjee has put a spanner in several Central schemes for the uplift of the poor, Modi said “speed-breaker Didi” has not allowed people of Bengal to benefit from Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Mamata Banerjee has brought her campaign schedule forward by a day so she could respond to PM Modi soon right after he speaks. The Chief Minister was expected to launch her poll campaign in Cooch Behar in north Bengal on Thursday. Instead, the rally will be held today. The timing has been coordinated so that Ms Banerjee can begin as soon as PM Modi finishes his address in Kolkata.

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