Is PM Modi Pakistan's ambassador? asks Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI photo)

Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for asking the detractors of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA) to protest against atrocities on minorities in Pakistan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked why Modi always compares India with Pakistan. She also said has Modi become an “ambassador” of Pakistan.

“India is the largest democracy in the world. We are proud of it. I want to ask a question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Even when our country is so great why do you compare it with Pakistan? Don’t you feel ashamed? Have you become the ambassador of Pakistan?” said Mamata.

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She was addressing a gathering at the beginning of the protest march against CAA by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) at Siliguri in north Bengal.

Her comments come a day after the Prime Minister in Karnataka asked detractors of CAA to protest against the persecution of minorities in Pakistan.

“You are always talking about Pakistan? Talk about India and not about Pakistan. We don’t want to hear about Pakistan. We want to hear about India. You refer to Pakistan all the time just like an ambassador of Pakistan who glorifies it. We don’t support Pakistan. We support India,” said Mamata.

The chief minister accused the BJP of asking its detractors to go to Pakistan whenever they pose any question to it regarding citizenship and employment generation.

“Why do you keep referring to Pakistan all the time? Have you forgotten about India? You are the Prime Minister of India but are always talking about Pakistan,” said Mamata.

“All the time the Prime Minister is saying “talk about Pakistan’. We don’t need to talk about Pakistan. Let Pakistan talk about themselves. We will talk about India,” she added.

The TMC supremo also accused BJP ministers of creating confusion about CAA by making contradictory statements.

“All the time the Prime Minister is saying “talk about Pakistan’. We don’t need to talk about Pakistan. Let Pakistan talk about themselves. We will talk about India. First they create confusion. Then they give clarification,” said Mamata.

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