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Modi greatest danger to the country : Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Metiabruz/Birlapur/Namkhana 

Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo on Monday called the "greatest danger" for the country and said she will give her life to ensure that no riot takes place in the state.

She alleged that BJP is targetting her nephew and Lok Sabha Trinamool candidate and is ready to splurge to orchestrate a riot in the area.

"It is Modi's target to start a riot at Diamond Harbour. He is ready to splurge any amount for the purpose," Banerjee said at a poll rally in support of her nephew at Metiabruz in the south western part of the city ahead of the ultimate round of polls in the state.

"Where will the country go if comes to power again? He is the greatest danger of the country. West Bengal is a place where all religions co-exist. I will give my life to see that no riot takes place in the state", she said.

Hitting out at her detractors who have blamed her for minority appeasement, Banerjee said "People accuse me of appeasing the muslims. What do you mean by appeasement? The muslims are also people of the state. What nasty politics is BJP doing ?"

Metiabruz is a predominantly Muslim area, historically the place where the last Nawab of Awadh was exiled by the British. Known as the second Lucknow, it is famous for its large tailoring community who supply readymade garments to traders across

She alleged that BJP is after her nephew and is spreading canards about him. "What wrong has he done ? He is just a member of my family and is engaged in politics."

At Birlapur in South 24 Parganas, she said that Modi should be "thrown out of power" to save the country. "We (TMC) want all the 42 seats in so that TMC can have a say in the formation of the Delhi government", she said.

Banerjee has been claiming for sometime that her party will play an important role at the Centre and in the formation of the new government after the

Speaking at yet another rally at Namkhana in the Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas, Banerjee asked voters not to give a single vote to Modi as the country will be destroyed by him.

Modi had not done anything for the country for the past five years, she claimed.

"If you choose the 'chowkidar' as Prime Minister, the country will be destroyed by him. The voters can oust him by not giving a single vote to BJP", the Trinammol supremo said.

"BJP has killed and lynched minorities, advisasis and journalists also", she alleged.

"There is nothing to get afraid of of BJP. Don't vote for it. Also, if a single vote goes to CPI-M and Congress, it will strenghthen BJP's hands".

Banerjee attacked Modi for demonetisation, which she alleged, had "killed" three crore jobs in the country and affected farming practices.

Prices of petrol, gas, diesel has risen over the last five years, she said.

Referring to West Bengal, she blamed the BJP government for going back on its words to construct the Tajpur port.

The state will develop the Tajpur deep sea port on its own as the Centre did nothing to start work on the project in the past three years, she had declared in January.

Banerjee said the has been able to bring down unemployment in the state by about 40 per cent, while demonetisation had taken away three crore jobs across the country.

"We have also decided to mobilise Rs 1000 crore in the next three to four years to build a bridge over Muriganga river in Gangasagar for which detailed project report has to be made", she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 18:51 IST