Mamata prays before Mahatma statue for ouster of Modi

Mamata prays before Mahatma statue for ouster of Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee with party MPs prays in front of the Mahatma Gandhi's statue inside Parliament complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday prayed before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament House complex for the ouster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government.

Banerjee, who is on a visit to New Delhi, went to the Parliament House complex to meet the MPs of her party and the leaders of other political parties. She prayed before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi along with other MPs of the Trinamool Congress.

“It is the last day of the Parliament so we prayed to Bapu that BJP and Modi should be removed (from power) and the country should be saved,” she said.

The final session of the 16th Lok Sabha and the last session came to its end on Wednesday. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is likely to be held after the parliamentary polls.

The current session of the Rajya Sabha too concluded on Wednesday.

Earlier on the day, the Trinamool Congress MPs from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, staged a protest demonstration in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, raising slogans like “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao (Oust Modi, Save Nation)” and “Modi Sarkar ki Expiry Date Aa Gayi (expiry date of Modi Government has come)”. They also waved placards that read “Modi kills Democracy, kills Constitution, kills India”.

Banerjee is likely to join Aam Aadmi Party chief and her counterpart in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi for a protest demonstration against Modi Government. The leaders of other opposition parties are also likely to join Banerjee and Kejriwal.

Some posters and billboards were seen in New Delhi area on Wednesday with tongue-in-cheek messages ridiculing the Trinamool Congress supremo's “save democracy” tirade against the BJP-led Government in the State. One poster read “Didi no one is going to prevent you from addressing people here”, obviously taking a dig at her for West Bengal Government's denial to allow Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at South Dinajpur in the State recently. The BJP earlier also accused Banerjee and her Government for not allowing it to hold political campaigns in West Bengal.

“Welcome to Delhi, where democracy is alive and kicking, Didi,” read another billboard seen in New Delhi area on Wednesday.