Modi ‘Must Substantiate’ Statements Made In Diamond Harbour Rally: Abhishek

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Kolkata: Abhishek Banerjee, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “bua-bhatija” remark made in the election rally on 15 May. Banerjee, who has just cast his vote, sent a defamation notice to the prime minister over the same on Saturday.

Outside the polling booth, as the final phase of the Lok Sabha election, Abhishek said, “Whatever he (PM) said in the (public) meeting on 15 May in Diamond Harbour, he has to substantiate those statements with ample proof and justify what he said. If he fails to do so, I’ll sue him in the criminal and defamation cases. I’ll drag him to the court and do the needful.”

The prime minister had said that the days of the “bua-bhatija” government in the state are numbered, a charge he has often made referring to Mamata and Abhishek.