West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent comment about the opposition coalition’s new name ‘INDIA’ with a witty retort. Taking a dig at PM Modi’s criticism, Banerjee stated that she believes the Prime Minister actually likes the name, and the more the BJP talks ill about it, the more they unintentionally reveal their fondness for it.
The West Bengal CM made these remarks after a brief meeting with Governor CV Ananda Bose at the Raj Bhavan. Speaking to reporters, Mamata Banerjee expressed her amusement at PM Modi’s disapproval of the name ‘INDIA’, which represents the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance formed by 26 opposition parties to challenge the ruling BJP-led NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“Thanks to our Prime Minister. I think he likes the ‘INDIA’ name. Like common people, he has also accepted it. The more they talk bad about the name, the more they will prove their liking for it,” Mamata Banerjee said, employing a clever play of words to emphasize her point.
PM Modi had previously criticized the opposition coalition, using the examples of reviled names like the East India Company and Indian Mujahideen to argue that people cannot be misled merely by the use of the country’s name.
The formation of the ‘INDIA’ grouping marked the united effort of 26 opposition parties to challenge the ruling BJP-led NDA in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The coalition’s name holds significance as it aims to present a united front against the ruling party and its policies.
Mamata Banerjee’s sharp comeback to PM Modi’s remark reflects the ongoing political dynamics and sets the stage for further verbal exchanges as the political landscape prepares for the highly anticipated 2024 Lok Sabha campaign. The battle of words between the BJP and the opposition will undoubtedly continue to captivate public attention in the coming months.
Sources By Agencies