Sunday, April 13, 2014

PM candidate, a fictional idea: Mamata

PM candidate, a fictional idea: Mamata
Trashing pre-poll surveys putting
Narendra Modi ahead in the prime ministerial race, Trinamool
Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today said the idea of a PM
candidate is "fictional" as it is not backed by Constitution.
"The 'PM candidate' is a fictional idea. There is no
such thing in the Constitution," she said, adding that in a
parliamentary democracy, the people elect MPs who then select
the PM.
In an exclusive interview to PTI, the West Bengal Chief
Minister said, "Let them get a majority first. To those who
are saying Namo, Namo, we are saying No-No, No-No," she
said, targeting Modi who last Friday went hammer and tongs
against Banerjee in an election rally near Siliguri.
She expressed confidence that a federal front will form
the next government because "people of India are 'bahut'
(very) wise."
The federal front, she said, comprises political parties
which are keen to fight corruption, dynasty rule and
communalism, which both Congress and BJP have failed to do.
"Congress has lost all credibility, accountability and
morality to rule. We cannot do away with a corrupt government
and bring a party whose face symbolises communal rioting," she
"On the counting day, you will see even if you add up the
Congress and BJP seats, it will be below 273. This is the
political reality," Banerjee said.
Alleging that Congress and BJP have "formed a syndicate
to sell India", she said, "Congress is anti-people. They are
increasing the prices of essential commodities � from fuel to
Banerjee, who had earlier said BJP is not the alternative
to Congress and Congress is not the alternative to BJP, now
said "BJP and Congress are the same".
Hitting out at Narendra Modi without naming him,
Banerjee said, "The BJP has a person with blood of innocents
killed in riots on his hands hoping to be the PM".
Asked if TMC will support a BJP-led government minus
Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, Banerjee said, "There are
too many ifs and buts in your question. Politics is not about
ifs and buts. I have told you I am hopeful about the Federal

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