Kolkata, April 8: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal giving it new definition of "terror, maut (death), corruption", TMC chief and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee returned the favour by calling the BJP "bhayanak jaali paty" (utterly fake party).
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According to a Bengali news channel report, Banerjee launched a scathing attack on Modi who had targeted the TMC on issues ranging from Narada sting operation, flyover disaster, syndicate business and Bengal becoming a bomb-manufacturing hub.
Modi accused both the TMC and previous Left Front on the question of syndicate. He slammed CM Banerjee saying she did little for the state's development and also did not bother to attend the chief ministers' meetings. She said the ruling TMC has given a new shape to the scientific rigging of polling which the Left had mastered while they were in power. [Modi attacks Mamata]
Banerjee said Modi was speaking a lot of non-sense in his election rallies in the state and that she doesn't need his government's cooperation in any regard. [Bengal Phase 1A witnesses 84.22% turnout]
Thirty-one seats in West Midnapore, Bankura and Burdwan districts of West Bengal will go to polls in the second phase of the Assembly elections on April 11. The first phase took place on April 4 when 18 seats in the extremism-hit Jangalmahal area went to polling.