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Mamata Banerjee calls PM Modi 'Mad-dy babu'

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Chief Minister on Friday described as "Mad-dy babu" and said that during becomes a "chai wala" while after the polls in the country he becomes "Rafale wala".

When a asked that 'you said babu is lying...', Mamata promptly said: "I did not call him Modi babu, I called him Mad-dy babu."

Referring to the Godhra incident, Mamata lashed out at Modi by saying, "He (Prime Minister Modi) doesn't know He reached here only after Godhra and other conflicts."

The Godhra incident that Mamata referred to was burning of two coaches of Sabarmati Express on February 27, 2002, in which 59 kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya were burnt alive. The incident was followed by riots in Modi was the

Continue to hit out at Prime Minister Modi; Mamata said, "During the election, he (Prime Minister Modi) becomes 'Chaiwalla' after the election he becomes 'Rafale walla'. What does Mr Modi think? He is the big boss of this country. He is a master of demonetisation... He is a master of corruption. He is a matter of arrogance."

She added: "From RBI to CBI, why is everybody saying bye-bye to him (Prime Minister Modi)?"

A few days ago, a full-blown face-off between the government and the Centre erupted after a CBI team attempted to arrest for his alleged connection in the Saradha chit fund case. However, CBI officials were unceremoniously denied entry to the Kolkata to cop's residence and detained.

Escalating her confrontation with the Centre, Banerjee started a sit-in on the night of February 3 to protest, in what her called a "coup" by the However, Banerjee ended her fast on February 5.

As the elections are inching closer, verbal attacks and counter-attacks have been started between the politicos.

The BJP had won just two of West Bengal's 42 seats in the 2014 This time the BJP has set an ambitious target of 23.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 18:24 IST