West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, demanded for the cancellation of Modi’s candidature from Varanasi for 'shamelessly indulging in horse trading', a day after he claimed 40 Trinamool MLAs were in touch with him.
Mr Modi said on April 29 that 40 Trinamool MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the polls.
“Modi said yesterday that 40 Trinamool Congress workers (MLAs) are in talks with the BJP. Look how shamelessly he is indulging in horse trading. He has no right to continue as the PM,” Ms Banerjee said at a rally in Hooghly district.
“What has he done in the last five years? Farmers are committing suicide, unemployment is on the rise,” she said.
The chief minister also said the BJP will not be able to establish a foothold in West Bengal, no matter how much the party “daydreams” about it.
“Modi is daydreaming about getting a foothold in West Bengal. His dream will never come true,” she added.