Kolkata, Dec 2: TMC legislator and All India Trinamool Yuva national president, Abishek Banerjee took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying the latter has become an NRI PM who loves driving in fancy cars while Mamata is an austere leader.
The nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while addressing a rally at Shahid Minar went on claiming the BJP as Bharatiya Joker's Party saying the national party's leaders are concerned about changing clothes five times a day.
Targetting the PM Abhishek said, "Those who come to Bengal as migratory birds, address a rally and go back to Delhi will never win here. India does not need a Foreign Minister because our PM himself spends five out of six months abroad. Our PM flies in private jets, goes abroad and changes wardrobe frequently. Mamata Banerjee still lives in a small house, wears hawai chappal and wears a tant saree."
The TMC legislator's statements came a day after BJP president Amit Shah addressed a rally in Kolkata and accused CM Mamata Banerjee of creating hurdles for a proper NIA probe into Burdwan blast to shield her party leaders allegedly involved in the incident.
Shah not only managed to launch a scathing attack on West Bengal's chief minister Mamata Banerjee but also managed to woo the Muslim population here after he stopped mid way during his speech when the azan sounded at the nearby mosque.
Shah, whose rally witnessed initial hiccups after the police refused permission to hold the rally, stopped on hearing the azan and said, "Let us stop. We don't want to give Mamata any excuse."
The BJP on Tuesday, Dec 2, said that under the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government the people of state were being "looted" instead of getting jobs and progress.
BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar also alleged that all evidence in the Saradha scam was coming from TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's colleagues in the party themselves.
"The people of Bengal want jobs. Instead, they are being looted. Bengal wants progress. Instead, they are witnessing dacoity," Akbar told reporters on the sidelines of the BJP's intellectual rally in Kolkata against Saradha scam.
"For 35 years there was a government in Bengal which did 'Laal Salaam'. Today there is a government which does 'Saradha Salaam', 'Scam Salaam'. This is an insult to the people of Bengal," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)