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Mamata Banerjee angry with me for raising Bangladeshi infiltrators issue: Narendra Modi

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 9:19pm IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI

With Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee demanding his arrest, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said that she got angry with him for raising the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators which she herself had raised in 2005.

"Didi gets angry with me as your love for me increases.

She remembers me 200 times a day. I don't know what she says of me. But Didi, your every word is blessing for me," Modi told an election meeting here.

"You have raised the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators in Parliament in 2005. What you have raised in 2005, your brother is saying this today. But you are talking about sending me to jail. This is not justice. We did not expect this change. To save your chair, will you put Bengal's future in the dark?" Modi questioned.

"We used to respect you. You fought the Leftists alone.

We were proud of you, but in three years you have changed," he said.

Referring to Banerjee's demand for his arrest, Modi remarked, "You wanted to tie me with rope and send me to jail.

"But you don't have to waste money for issuing tender for buying rope. Just tell me which jail I have to go. I will go there myself. I am here. My first job in jail will be to learn the Bengali language," he said.

Banerjee had earlier accused Modi of inciting violence in Assam and demanded his arrest for allegedly trying to instigate caste-based violence in West Bengal.

Modi also criticised the TMC supremo on the issue of atrocities on women in the state saying that a woman was the chief minister but the incidents of rape had increased.

"Your primary task is to protect women than abusing Modi.

West Bengal is among three states which topped the list as far as atrocities on women is concerned," he said.

"If one raises this issue, Didi gets angry. I am worried that Didi is not taken ill," he said.

Unsparing of the Saradha ponzi scam, Modi said that it was a serious matter and those involved should be sent to jail and money should be recovered.

Modi, who has been involved in face-offs with Banerjee lately, at an earlier election meeting went on to add that the Banerjee was worried that BJP would get seats in her state.

"If BJP wins in Bengal, what is wrong? Will the winners not be from Bengal ... If good days come, will it not be good for Bengal?" he asked.

Modi said that there were people who were looking for unstable politics, but there were also some who did not want a strong government as they themselves wanted to be strong.

"Good days are coming. But Didi, does not want good days," he said while contending that there was no development in the state which was ruled all these decades by Congress, Left and now Trinamool Congress.

He also said that while Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Left fought each other in Kolkata, they were friends in Delhi. "Their only motto is to stop Modi," he said.

"Where is the development? Is there any job for youth.

Do not people of Bengal deserve development? Do not youth deserve jobs?" he asked.

Apparently referring to Banerjee's 'real tiger' remark, Modi said, "You are tigress. If you are tigress, then why Bengal is one of the states where crime against women is highest." 

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