KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing an election rally in Hooghly district took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Further, the Bengal chief minister called the PM the biggest 'dangabaaz' (rioter) in the country.
Attacking PM Modi, Banerjee said that the BJP leader will face an "even worse fate" than former US President Donald Trump.
"Narendra Modi is the biggest 'dangabaaz' (rioter) in the country... What has happened to Trump, he (Modi) will meet an even worse fate. Nothing can be gained from violence," the Trinamool supremo said.
Prime Minister Narendra addressing a rally in Kolkata said that the enthusiasm and energy by the crowd are sending a message from Kolkata to Delhi.
"Now West Bengal has made up its mind for 'poriborton' (change)," he said.
Pitching for a BJP government in poll-bound Bengal, Modi said that the BJP government should be formed not just for political 'poribartan' (political change), but for 'asol poribartan' (real change) in the state. "Lotus will bring that 'asol poribartan' that youth aims for," he said.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is said to attend several political events and rallies for the upcoming West Bengal election.
An official of the CM's Secretariat said that Deb during his three-day stay in Bengal would attend several roadshows, Rath Yatra and poll-related events on Tuesday and Wednesday in the North 24 Parganas district in the election-bound state.
Amit Shah was at the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee and had lunch at Subrata Biswas's home in Narayanpur village in Diamond Harbour.
The home of the migrant family from Bangladesh was decorated to welcome high-profile guests.
While the West Bengal election is just around the corner, a recently conducted opinion poll suggested that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will return to power in West Bengal for the third time.
The opinion poll conducted by the CNX and ABP Ananda (a private news channel) showed that the TMC will get around 146 to 156 seats, while the BJP will win around 113 to 121 seats.
The opinion poll predicted that the TMC will face a reduction not only in the number of seats but also in terms of vote share. It bagged 211 seats and 44.9% votes it bagged in the last Assembly elections. But according to the opinion poll, it will get 42% votes in the upcoming Assembly elections.
The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) will hold a meeting with its district wings ahead of the talks with the Left parties regarding the seat-sharing in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
The meeting will be chaired by the president of WBPCC, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
Taking a jibe at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that by the time the West Bengal assembly election ends, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will also start raising Jai Shri Ram slogans.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had declined to speak at an official event on January 23 where "Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President JP Nadda arrived in Kolkata late at night on Friday.
Nadda is scheduled to launch the 'Poribartan Yatra' from Chatir math Ground in Nadia district's Nabadwip police station area on Saturday.
While the BJP's 'Parivartan Yatra' will start from Nabadwip and culminate at Barrackpore, TMC's 'Jansamarthan Yatra' will begin from Chapra and move through Krishnanagar and end at Palashi.
Ahead of the two mega rallies in West Bengal, the TMC has accused the BJP of indulging in "malicious propaganda", saying the saffron party is trying to communalise the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the BJP is using a formula to win West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 by taking some traitors from TMC. She also went on to say that those who are joining the BJP should remember that they (BJP) are rioters.
A delegation of West Bengal Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India demanding that Assembly elections in the state should be held in many phases and also requested it to deploy only paramilitary force at polling booths to give all parties a level playing field.
Congress leader Abdul Mannan has written a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi seeking permission to form an alliance with Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front (ISF).
Cong, Left to hold seat-sharing talks on Feb 7
Congress and the Left parties will hold a third-round meeting on February 7 to discuss the seat-sharing for the Bengal elections. The two parties had on Thursday decided the deal for 193 seats of the 294-member West Bengal Assembly.
A plea has been filed in Calcutta High Court against Bharatiya Janata Party's proposed 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal ahead of assembly elections in the state. The plea filed by a lawyer named Rama Prasad Sarkar, who seeks High Court's intervention to prevent BJP from holding the "Rath Yatras".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the BJP is using a formula to win West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 by taking some traitors from TMC. She also went on to say that those who are joining the BJP should remember that they (BJP) are rioters.
Earlier, former TMC minister Rajib Banerjee who recently quit the TMC and join the BJP alleged that irregularities have been detected in the recruitment of forest department personnel during his tenure.
Rajib Banerjee, who was a forest minister in the state cabinet, switched over to the BJP last week.
TMC MP and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee shared a video on his Twitter attacking the saffron party for 'insulting' the national anthem. "Those preaching about Patriotism & Nationalism can't even sing our National Anthem correctly. This is the party which claims to uphold India's honour and pride! SHAMEFUL! Will @narendramodi, @AmitShah, @BJP4India apologise for this "Anti-National" Act?" tweeted Banerjee with a hashtag #BJPInsultsNationalAnthem.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla as West Bengal minister of state for youth services and sports resigned from the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Shukla's resignation came months before the assembly election in the state and almost a fortnight after transport minister Suvendu Adhikari left the party and joined the BJP.