Siliguri/Kolkata: Blasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after he requested the Opposition to protest towards Pakistan and never the brand new Citizenship (Modification) Act (CAA), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday puzzled whether or not Modi was the ambassador of Pakistan with a behavior of glorifying and dragging within the neighbouring nation on each difficulty.
“There’s one matter in my coronary heart. I respect Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However I want to put a query earlier than him. After we stay in such a big and the largest democratic nation, then why do you examine our nation with Pakistan?
“Aren’t you ashamed? Are you the ambassador of Pakistan, that you’re glorifying Pakistan each day in each means?” Banerjee requested earlier than main an enormous protest march within the northern Bengal city of Siliguri, about 550 km from Kolkata, towards the CAA, and the proposed nationwide Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC).
The Trinamool Congress supremo requested Modi to speak about India, and never about Pakistan.
“People don’t want to hear about Pakistan. We want to hear about India. We don’t want Pakistan. On every issue, they drag Pakistan. We don’t support Pakistan, we support India. We support the soil of India,” she stated, addressing hundreds of individuals at Pradhannagar.
Banerjee didn’t spare different leaders of BJP both.
“India is the world’s largest democracy. It is the most successful nation. We are proud of this country. But we feel sad when we see that whenever we raise any issue, BJP leaders, from A to Z, say ‘go to Pakistan’. What is this?” she requested.
Banerjee stated the BJP’s fixed chorus is “go to Pakistan” at any time when anyone calls for jobs, meals, trade or citizenship.
“If somebody says I am unemployed, give me a job, they say ‘go to Pakistan’. If somebody says I am hungry, give me food, they say ‘go to Pakistan’. If somebody says there is no industry, they say ‘go to Pakistan’. If somebody asks why are you snatching our citizenship rights, they say ago to Pakistan’,”Banerjee stated in one in every of her most stringent criticism of Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Get together.
Once more, addressing Modi, she stated: “Why do you drag Pakistan in each difficulty. Have you ever forgotten India although you’re the Prime Minister of India?
“We’re proud to be Indians. The Prime Minister at all times says go and inform Pakistan, focus on Pakistan. We’ve no want to debate Pakistan. It’s for folks of Pakistan to debate the happenings there. India is our nation, land and birthplace. We’ll focus on India,” she stated.
On Thursday, addressing a public assembly at Tumakuru in Karnataka, Modi slammed the Congress for opposing the CAA, and dared the opposition occasion to protest towards Pakistan for persecuting Hindus dwelling as minorities within the neighbouring nation.
“You (Congress leaders) should protest against Pakistan for persecuting Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians living there as minorities than opposing the CAA, meant to help them return to India and live with dignity and self-respect,” the Prime Minister stated.