On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for seeking votes in the name of soldiers. In an apparent reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as “Modi ji ki sena” remark, she claims that the armed forces belong to each countryman and BJP should consider the forces to be their freedom.
At an election rally in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal, CM Banerjee said that “he is asking for votes in the name of martyrs and soldiers as if the army belongs to him, as if it their fiefdom. Armed forces belong to everybody. They are our pride. He should first answer why so many jawans were killed in Pulwama despite intelligence inputs about a possible attack.”
“For the last five years, he could not build the Ram temple in Ayodhya. But whenever election approaches, he rakes up the issue. People are not foolish,” added the West Bengal Chief Minister.
CM Banerjee further compared the Prime Minister and BJP Chief Amit Shah with Duryodhana and Dushshasana of ‘Mahabharata’ and claims that they are trying hard to take away the independence of India.