Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments about the opposition alliance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she thinks she likes the name ‘India’.
Speaking to reporters after a brief meeting with Governor CV Anand Bose at the Raj Bhavan, Ms Banerjee said the more the BJP speaks ill of the opposition alliance, the more they will prove their preference for it.
“Thanks to our PM. I think he likes the name ‘India’. Like common people he has accepted it. The more they speak ill of the name, the more they prove their preference for it,” he said.
PM Modi slammed the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) as the most directionless the country has ever been, and cited scornful names like the East India Company and Indian Mujahideen, stressing that people cannot be misled by just using the country’s name.
Setting the tone for their 2024 Lok Sabha campaign, 26 opposition parties have formed the India Grouping to take on the ruling BJP-led NDA unitedly.
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