Tejashwi Defends Mamata Banerjee Over Swaraj’s Remarks


New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday defended West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needed a “slap of democracy” for calling Trinamool Congress leaders “extortionists”.

Responding to Sushma Swaraj, who slammed the West Bengal chief minister for her remarks and asked her not to ”cross the limits’, the young RJD leader said that the external affairs minister must also talk about the foul language used by PM Modi against his opponents.

“I hope you are listening to the below the belt remarks by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. You are elder to him, knowledgeable and experienced and yet you choose to target Mamata Banerjee instead despite knowing the truth,” he tweeted.

On Tuesday, Mamata sparked a political row when she said that she did not consider Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister and felt like “giving him a tight slap of democracy”.

Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Mamata on Wednesday accusing her of “crossing all limits”.