Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “champion liar” and accused the BJP of conspiring to destroy the state’s culture and heritage.
A day after Bengal Renaissance figure Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was vandalised during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow here, the political slugfest over it intensified as Modi charged Banerjee with orchestrating the attack on Shah and the Trinamool Congress chief hit back calling him a champion liar.
“Modi is a champion liar. I have seen many Prime Ministers but never seen a liar prime minister like him. Speaking in Bengal, he dares to lie in broad daylight saying Amit Shah was attacked.
“It is them who attacked Bengal’s culture, its them who vandalised Vidyasagar’s statue,” alleged Banerjee while addressing a rally in Agarpara in North 24 Parganas district.