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PM Modi: Speedbreaker didi tried to play politics on Cyclone Fani, refused my calls twice

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 May 2019, 15:37 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of ignoring his efforts to hold review meeting and said ‘Speedbreaker Didi’ tried to do politics over the Cyclone Fani issue and rejected his calls twice. PM Modi while addressing an election rally in West Bengal’s Tamluk said that he tried to speak to her but “out of her arrogance, she did not speak to him”.

“Speedbreaker didi has tried to play politics even on Cyclone Fani. I tried to get in touch with Mamata didi but her arrogance is such that she refused to talk to me, I tried again but she did not get in touch,” PM Modi said at a rally.

"I waited, expecting her to call me back. But she did not. Still, I called her again. I was worried about the people of Bengal and wanted to speak to Mamata Didi. But Didi did not speak to me the second time either." Modi said in Hindi tweet.

Further, he also attacked Banerjee over the arrest of men chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ “Didi is so frustrated these days that she doesn't even want to talk or hear about god. The situation is such that Didi is arresting and jailing those who are chanting 'Jai Sri Ram',” PM Modi said.

Meanwhile, responding to PM Modi’s accusation Banerjee said that asking for a meeting was all drama for publicity and sympathy.

“How dare you call for a meeting with the chief secretary and senior officials without the CM. Don’t do this drama in Bengal. Mr Expiry PM, you are not worthy of (being) PM. We don't want your sympathy,” she said.

Also read: Cyclone Fani: PM Modi praises CM Naveen Patnaik for good planning; announces Rs 1000 cr more for relief

First published: 6 May 2019, 15:10 IST