40 TMC MLAs in touch with me, will quit after BJP wins elections: Modi

Modi also accused TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee of nepotism, insisting she wants to politically establish her nephew in West Bengal.

Published: 29th April 2019 04:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2019 07:51 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed Trinamool Congress MLAs will desert their party en masse once the BJP wins the LS polls.Speaking at a rally in Hooghly, Modi targeted TMC boss and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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“Even till date, 40 of your MLA are in contact with me. Didi, on May 23, when the results will be declared, all these MLAs will leave you and join the BJP. Lotus will bloom everywhere,” he said.
Castigating Mamata for promoting her nephew Abhishek, Modi said she would not be able to reach Delhi with a just handful of seats. “Going to Delhi is just an excuse. Her real intention is to politically establish her nephew,” he said.

Reacting sharply to Modi’s claim, TMC MP Derek O’Brien accused him of horse trading. “Nobody will go with you (Modi). Not even one councillor. Are you election campaigning or horse trading! Your expiry date is near. Today, we are complaining to the Election Commission. Charging you with horse trading,”  he tweeted.

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