Kolkata, May 12: With the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha Elections underway and only the final lap left, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her wish to be the Prime Minister of the country. While speaking to News18, Banerjee said that she and her party would sacrifice anything to defeat PM Modi. She further added that people of state love her and want to see her as the next PM.
The statement of the Trinamool Congress chief comes at a time when the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections is taking place in the state. This is the first time when the West Bengal CM has publicly aired her prime ministerial ambitions. Mamata Banerjee Responds to Narendra Modi's 'Didn’t Return Calls' Jibe, Says She Avoided Sharing Dais With 'Expiry PM'.
#ElectionBreaking | We are ready to sacrifice anything to defeat the PM, also people of Bengal want to see me as the PM: @MamataOfficial tells @News18Bengali’s Biswajit Majumdar pic.twitter.com/7yLNKsU0Tt
— News18 (@CNNnews18) May 12, 2019
Recently, targeting the PM during a rally in West Midnapore district and also in Purulia on Wednesday, Banerjee had said that she felt like giving "one tight slap of democracy" to Modi when he accused her party - Trinamool Congress - of being extortionists. She continued her attack on Modi saying: "He is such a liar, he is setting a bad example for the country's children." Responding to West Bengal CM”s remark, PM Modi said that her slap would a blessing to him but asked whether Banerjee had the guts to slap those who looted poor people in the name of chit funds.
The Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal are taking place in seven phases. Meanwhile, the voting for the sixth phase is underway in eight parliamentary constituencies. The main contest in the state is between the TMC and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The results will be declared on May 23.