Kolkata, May 8 : Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today slammed West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee for her 'tight slap of democracy' comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said, " She has crossed all limits."
Ms Swaraj in her Tweet message said, “Mamataji, you have crossed all limits today. You are the chief minister of a state while Modiji is the prime minister of the country. Tomorrow you have to talk to him only. I would like to remind you of a couplet by Bashir Badr: Rage all you want, but keep in mind that tomorrow if we become friends, don’t be ashamed.”
Ms Swaraj was reacting to a statement by the Trinamool Congress chief that she would like to give the Prime Minister a “tight slap of democracy”.
Addressing a public meeting in Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, Ms Banerjee said, “Narendra Modi comes here and calls me a ‘tolabaj’ (extortionist). Such audacity!”
“Money doesn’t matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaz, I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy,” she said.
“We say TMC stands for ‘Temple, Mosque, Church’ (unity in diversity). And he calls us ‘tolabaj’. We want to know, how much money did he mop up as a ‘tolabaj’ through demonetisation, money which the people had saved with their blood and tears?,” the TMC supremo asked. UNI