TMC will never support Modi: Mamata

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 08:01 hrs
TMC will never support Modi: Mamata

Kolkata, July 20 (IBNS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said her Trinamool Congress (TMC) will never support Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi for the "kind of politics" he does.

"We do not support Narendra Modi. We don´t support the kind of politics he does. Trinamool Congress will never support him," Banerjee said at a panchayat election rally at Rampurhat city in West Bengal´s Birbhum district on Friday.

She also attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and said it has a "relation of compromise" with the BJP.

"In its 10-year rule, UPA never mentioned anything about Narendra Modi. Now when the election time is round-the-corner, they are attacking him. Congress and BJP are engaged in a game of compromise ... they are all linked," she said.

Earlier Banerjee said the Congress and Modi are brothers as both allegedly divide Hindus and Muslims along communal lines for votes.

"There is absolutely no difference between Narendra Modi and Congress ... they are brothers ... they are two faces of the same coin. Both of them divide Indians as Hindus and Muslims during elections and then forget about them," Banerjee said at a panchayat election rally at Berhampore in West Bengal´s Murshidabad district on Thursday.

"I will tell you the actual scenario. Now that Lok Sabha elections are nearing, the Congress will take up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue to campaign against Modi (Gujarat CM) and get Muslim votes in its favour. But as soon as the elections will be over, they will show their true colour and forget about the issue till the next election," the TMC supremo said.

Reacting to Modi being projected as the BJP´s prime ministerial candidate, Banerjee said: "The person who loves and is loved by all sections of people has the right to become the national leader."

After moving through several several ups and downs, the relationship between Banerjee´s TMC and the Congress-led UPA government touched its lowest point last year when it withdrew support to the latter over its economic reforms, including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, hike in diesel price and cap on subsidy in LPG cylinders.

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