Around 40 TMC MLAs in constant touch with BJP: Prime Minister Narendra Modi drops bombshell in West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday issued a cryptic warning for Mamata Banerjee from West Bengal’s Serampore when he said that more than 40 of TMC’s MLAs are in constant touch with BJP.

The Prime Minister also took a dig at Mamata Banerjee’s remarks that she would send him sweets made of soul and stones so that they break his teeths. Narendra Modi said that it was the same soil that has given birth to freedom fighters and great men. Therefore, it will be his ‘saubhagya’ (fortune) to receive it. He also expressed his gratitude in advance.

Narendra Modi’s remarks about him being in touch with 40 of Mamata’s MLAs is likely to make her even more nervous. Of late, quite a few important leaders have quit the Trinamool and other parties to join the BJP and the Prime Minister appeared to indicate that the trend would only accelerate further if the BJP performs well in the Lok Sabha elections. In recent times, perhaps as a sign of her nervousness, Mamata’s demeanour has been even more eccentric than it usually is.

Despite rampant malpractice and rigging, BJP is expected to register good results in West Bengal this time around. It remains to be seen the extent to which Saffron dominates Bengal come the 23rd of May.