40 TMC MLAs in touch with me and will leave the party soon: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments at the rally in West Bengal's Sreerampur that over 40 Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislators are in touch with him has triggered the political scenarios in the country amidst the elections going in various states.
"On May 23, when the results will come, lotus will bloom everywhere and your MLAs will leave you. Even today, Didi, 40 of your MLAs are in contact with me," Modi said at a rally referring to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that 40 Trinamool Congress MLAs are in touch with him and would join the party after the BJP's victory in Lok Sabha elections. "It will be tough for you to save yourself. You have cheated the people of Bengal," he added.
This obviously didn't taste well with the parties in the anti-BJP alliance who immediately hit back to Modi’s comments on social media. TMC which felt targeted has said that it will take up the issue and file a complaint with the election commission. The party has also accused BJP of indulging in horse-trading bringing down the dignity of the PM's stature."
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has reacted to Modi’s comments with a series of posts on his official Twitter handle saying: “Betraying the spirit of democracy, belittling the office of a Prime Minister, and touching the height of absurdity, the PM of India stooped so low and claimed that 40 Trinamul Congress MLAs are in touch with him.” He also demanded the Election Commission of India to immediately and suo-motu take cognizance of the shameful remarks made by the Prime Minister and to initiate action against him.