Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the ambassador of Pakistan and said that instead of talking about India, he talks about Pakistan all day.
Speaking at an anti-CAA rally in North Bengal on Friday, Mamata Banerjee said, “Why do you always compare our nation with Pakistan? You should rather speak of Hindustan. We don’t want to be Pakistan. We love Hindustan. PM Modi talks of Pakistan all day as if he is the ambassador of Pakistan.”
“If someone says give me a job and I have no work, PM says go to Pakistan. If someone says we don’t have any industries, he says go to Pakistan. Pakistan ka charcha Pakistan kare, hum Hindustan ka charcha karenga, yeh humaari janmabhoomi hai (Pakistan can talk about themselves as much as they want, we should talk about Hindustan, this is our motherland),” Mamata Banerjee said, attacking PM Modi.
She also asked, “India a big country with rich culture and heritage; why do you regularly compare our nation with Pakistan?”
Addressing the rally in Siliguri, Mamata Banerjee also vowed to continue with the protests against the Citizenship Act and said the agitation will continue until the controversial law is repealed.
“They only know how to divide the nation on the basis of religion. But my religion is to defend the freedom of people. This is our second freedom struggle, always remember this, to save the country from religious bigotry,” she said.
Mamata Banerjee also said, “It’s a shame that even after 70 years of Independence, we have to prove our citizenship.”
Inputs from INDIA TODAY