Kolkata, April 27: Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar on Friday took a swipe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asking how the Trinamool chief knew the "size of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's kurtas". Raj Babbar’s jibe came close on the heels of PM Modi’s revelation during an interview with actor Akshay Kumar that Ms Banerjee "personally" selected kurtas and sent him as gifts. PM Modi in the interview also had claimed that he has many "good friends" in the opposition, including Mamata Banerjee.
"Two products from West Bengal are famous across the world. One is sweets made of cottage cheese and another is the "kurta". But till date, Mamata ji has not sent these two to us or anyone else. If she wants to gift them, she sends it to only one person. So you can understand that she knows the size of a kurta. Earlier, we used to raise questions if the size of his chest is 56 inches or not," Raj Babbar said at a press conference in Kolkata.
Questioning the Trinamool chief's anti-BJP stand, Raj Babbar accused Mamata Banerjee of helping the BJP's growth in Bengal. He alleged that the ruling party in Bengal resorted to violence as it was afraid of defeat if polls were free and fair. "It is shameful that the party (Trinamool) doesn't have any respect for democratic norms," he claimed.