‘I never show off’: Mamata Banerjee in PM Modi reciting Bengali verse
It’s all there on the teleprompter, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said lightly that Prime Minister Modi quoted a Bengali verse during his Mann ki Baat radio address on Sunday, adding that she knows a great deal. of languages but doesn’t feel the need to advertise or show off. ”
“Everything appears in front of you on a teleprompter when you are giving a public speech. You just read it. The public will not be able to see it. Only a few people know this. It was previously a practice in the US and UK. Now we are seeing it in India, ”CM Banerjee said while speaking to reporters at the secretary of state.
The Bengal CM said that he learned Vietnamese on a tour of that country and knows a little Russian because he had visited the country three times. He also claimed to know Naga, Manipuri, Assamese, Hate, Punjabi, Marathi, Urdu, Gorkha, and Nepali, in addition to Bengali, Hindi, and English.
“There is no need to advertise. Whenever I visit any state I speak in their language. I’ve seen enough of this drama. I never brag. I am proud because I can raise their problems and speak for them ”, said the CM.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi had quoted a Bengali verse to highlight the importance of his government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat and the voice of local campaigns, while recalling the views of the revolutionary-turned-philosopher Aurobindo Ghosh on Swadeshi.
The Bengal CM also issued a challenge to the BJP-led center, saying that they can deploy as many investigative agencies and central forces as they want, but that it would be difficult to defeat their party – the Trinamool.
“They are targeting Bengal because the elections are coming up. But no matter what you do, the people of Bengal will not allow an inch of their land to go without war. To be prepared. You can send so many central agencies and send people to jail, ”Banerjee said.