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Modi will be more powerful as Congress is not serious about politics, says Mamata Banerjee; seeks to end Delhi’s ‘dadagiri’

Panaji, October 30

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would become more powerful as the Congress party is not serious about politics, and also accused the grand old party of not taking decisions.

Apparently targeting the BJP-led central government, she said there was enough of Delhi’s ‘dadagiri’ (bullying).

Addressing the media in Panaji on the last day of her three-day visit to the coastal state, where Assembly polls are due early next year, Banerjee said the country is suffering as the Congress could not take decisions.

“I cannot say everything right now because they didn’t take politics seriously. Modiji is going to be more powerful because of the Congress…If one cannot take decision, why the country should suffer for that?” she said.

“They (Congress) got opportunity (in the past). Instead of fighting against the BJP, they contested against me in my state. Don’t you think when they contested against me, when they contest my political party in Bengal…,” she said.

Banerjee said the TMC believes in distributing seats for the regional parties in elections.

The TMC has announced that it will be contesting on all 40 seats in the upcoming Goa elections.

“I want that the regional parties should be strong. We want that the federal structure should be strong. We should make states strong. If states are strong, then the Centre will be strong. Delhi ka dadagiri amka naka (We don’t want Delhi’s bullying), enough is enough,” she said.

When asked about what decisions she thinks the Congress should be taking, she said, “I am not going to discuss about the Congress because this is not my party. I have set up my regional party and without any support of anybody, we formed government three times.”

“Let them decide. That is my system also, I don’t interfere into any other political party’s business. I can say about my political party and our fight will continue. We are not going to bow our head to BJP,” she added. PTI

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