Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Bharatiya Janata Party rival Suvendu Adhikari stepped up attack against each other on Monday, just days before their high-profile contest in Nandigram.
Addressing her supporters in Nandigram, Mamata took a dig at the influential Adhikari family and said that “too much of greed” will not be good for them.
“They (Adhikaris) will be ‘na ghar ka ghat ka’ (neither here, not there),” the Trinamool Congress chief said.
Several members of the Adhikari family, which holds considerable sway in Bengal’s East Midnapore, have joined BJP in the run up to the assembly elections.
Reacting to Didi’s remarks, Adhikari said that he will not respond to her directly and her statements won’t make any impact in Nandigram.
“I won’t respond to her. She uses filthy language. Mamata Banerjee’s statements won’t make any impact here. She will get a befitting reply (in elections),” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Taking a dig at the TMC supremo, Adhikari suggested that Mamata should get letter pads with “ex-MLA” printed on them.
Earlier, Adhikari had asserted that he will defeat the West Bengal chief minister by a margin of over 50,000 votes.