TMC, BJP clash over Mamata and PM Modi’s trips


Close on the heels of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s return from an official tour of Spain and UAE, the Trinamool Congress and BJP engaged in a verbal brawl on Sunday with the latter mocking the CM’s trip and the TMC responding by questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign tours while ignoring the crisis in Manipur.
Senior BJP politician and leader of the opposition Suvendu Adhikari accused the TMC of “hobnobbing with corruption” for questioning Modi’s overseas visit. TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh shot back saying, “Banerjee is more trustworthy” than Modi. “PM @narendramodi embarked on foreign trips while Manipur was burning. He jetted off to the United States, France & UAE, but didn’t bother to visit Manipur even once. Spare us the charade! We all know which leader is trustworthy & who is not!” Ghosh wrote on ‘X’.
He was referring to Adhikari’s post on ‘X’ that said, “Those who have tried to make an attempt to draw a parallel between Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji’s foreign trips with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s foreign vacation let me tell you the difference – his strategic trips was aimed ‘to enhance the glory of the country’ in the world but the other trip of CM was tinged with corruption.” “While hon’ble PM’s strategic trips first laid the foundation for our country to be recognised as one with growing prominence to now being regarded as ‘Vishwa Mitra’ who can proudly host a successful G20,” Adhikari said.