West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee endorsed Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for another term on Sunday saying the state is recognized across the world only because of him while insisting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to be ejected in the general elections.
“Andhra Pradesh will go ahead only because of Naidu. He is showing a path to the entire country,” she told at an election rally at Visakhapatnam.
Banerjee who was among a galaxy of opposition leaders who addressed the rally, told, “If there is anybody who can take the country forward, it is Chandrababu Naidu. If Naidu rules Andhra Pradesh, he can do a lot in Delhi.”
Naidu’s TDP is facing a stiff challenge from Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress.
The TMC chief stated there was no dearth of leaders to fight for the country and that Prime Minister Modi “has to be shown the door.”
She also took a swipe at Modi for questioning who will be the Opposition’s Prime Ministerial candidate.
“Who is Modi to ask about our PM candidate? We know how to elect our leader. There will be somebody who will lead the country.”
She accused Modi of threatening leaders of Opposition-ruled states with raids by the CBI, Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate.
“He (Modi) is threatening every (opposition-ruled) state, Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal or AP. From chaiwala he became chowkidar. He is not chowkidar of people, but of rich, corrupt and scamsters. In his regime, a lot of farmers committed suicide and unemployment increased.”