Don’t Ainsult me, we have got a landslide victory, is that why you are behaving like this, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said as she hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government on May 29, 2021.
Her response comes a day after the bitter-face-off between her and PM Modi-led central government over a review meeting on damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. West Bengal CM also accused PMO of feeding one-sided, fake news to media.
“Don’t insult me like this. We have got a landslide victory, is that why you are behaving like this? You tried everything and lost. Why are you quarrelling with us every day?” Ms Banerjee said at a news conference “to set things straight”.
“I had made plans to visit cyclone-hit areas. I had to travel to Sagar and Digha to see the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. All my plans were made and ready… then suddenly we get a call that Prime Minister wants to visit Bengal to assess the situation after the cyclone,” Ms Banerjee said.
“By the time were reached the place where the PM-CM meeting was to be held, we found out that the PM had already arrived there some time ago and that there was a meeting going on. We were asked to wait outside, told that there will be no entry at the moment because a meeting is going on. We waited patiently for a while. Then, when we asked again, we were told that no one can enter for the next one hour,” she said.
“Then someone told us that the meeting has moved to the conference hall, so the Chief Secretary and I decided to go there. When we reached there, we saw the PM was in a meeting with the Honourable Governor, central leaders and even some MLAs of the opposition party,” Banerjee said.
“This was clearly against the brief. It was supposed to be only a PM-CM meeting. So, we decided to submit our report to the PM and then with the Prime Minister’s permission we went to Digha. I sought the Prime Minister’s permission three times,” she said.
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