Mamata knows the size of Modi's kurta: Raj Babbar

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar addresses a press conference, at West Bengal Pradesh Congress office in Kolkata. PTI

Congress leader Raj Babbar took a jibe at Trinamool Congress Leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking her how she knew the size of the Prime minister's kurta. Earlier in the Prime Minster's apolitical freewheeling interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Modi had claimed that Mamata personally selected and sent him kurtas and sweets. 

"Two products from West Bengal are famous across the world. One is sweets made of cottage cheese and another is the "kurta". But till date, Mamata ji has not sent these two to us or anyone else. If she wants to gift them, she sends it to only one person. So you can understand that she knows the size of a kurta. Earlier, we used to raise questions if the size of his chest is 56 inches or not", Raj Babbar said in Kolkata. 

Exuding confidence that the Congress will return to power after the elections, senior leader Raj Babbar asserted that party president Rahul Gandhi was the only alternative to the BJP.

Accusing the Trinamool Congress of aiding the BJP's growth in Bengal, Babbar said the Mamata Banerjee-led party has resorted to violence as it was afraid that free and fair polls might result in its defeat.

"The Congress will return to power in the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi is the only alternative to the BJP in the country," Babbar, who is also president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the grand old party, told reporters.

Criticising the ruling party in the state, he said, "The TMC is afraid of free and fair polls. That is why it has resorted to violence. It is shameful that the party doesn't have any respect for democratic norms."

"People will have to rethink about TMC's credibility in fighting the BJP," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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