West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that it should be renamed as “Bharat Jalao Party” (party that sets India on fire).
“I went to their programme and some aggressive, religious fanatics teased me in front of the prime minister. They do not know me…If you show me a gun, I can show you an armoury. But I don’t believe in politics by the gun,” the Bengal leader said while addressing a party rally at Pursura town Hooghly district.
On Saturday, following some people chanting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans during Mamata Banerjee’s speech at an event to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, she had refused to speak saying she felt insulted by the slogans.
Bengal CM said that the incident was an insult to Bose.
“Had you chanted Neta ji’s name, I would have saluted you. But what you did was an insult to Neta ji and Bengal. In the past you have named the birthplace of Tagore wrong. You have destroyed Vidyasagar’s statue. You garlanded a wrong statue thinking it was Birsa Munda,” she said.
Trinamool leader Banerjee also talked about the matter of a number of her party leaders and legislators joining the BJP, and asked them to leave sooner than later.
“Many people are leaving TMC and joining the BJP, anticipating this. Those who are in queue, I urge them to go quickly,” she said.