West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the BJP's poll aspirations in West Bengal would fetch them a "rosogolla". The Trinamool Congress chief made the remarks in context to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments from 2016, where he had said the BJP's victory in West Bengal would result in "laddoos" in both their hands, at the state and the centre.
"In 2014, they got two seats. They will get a big rosogolla this time," Ms Banerjee said, quoted by news agency PTI. Ms Banerjee made the comments at two election rallies in North Bengal's Dakshin Dinajpur district.
The famous sweet is colloquially referred to, whenever a person gets a zero for an examination.
Ms Banerjee also took aim at the BJP, using a popular Hindi adage.
"Delhi ka laddoo - jo khaya wo pachtaya (Whoever has eaten laddoos of Delhi has regretted)," she said.
Attacking PM Modi and the controversy surrounding a biopic made on him, she said "only making shoes" in the name of the Prime Minister was left to be done.
Incidentally, the Election Commission, which put a hold on the release of the biopic on PM Modi till after the general elections, has also sought a report over a biopic on Ms Banerjee, called "Baghini", reportedly scheduled for release next month.
Ms Banerjee did not spare Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in her attack, either. Referring to Mr Jaitley's comments on Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, North East and Odisha, in which he said they would spring a surprise, Ms Banerjee said, "I also say there will be a surprise for them. By getting a big zero (in the polls)."
She also labelled Mr Jaitley as "the kettle finance minister of the chaiwala Prime Minister."
Ms Banerjee, speaking directly at a rally, to central force personnel who are deployed in the state for election duty, said, "Don't listen to the BJP. They will not come back to power tomorrow, then who will look after you."
Mamata Banerjee had a few days back warned both the BJP and the Congress to stop being "too proud of itself" as a national party.
She had also hit out at the BJP, accusing the party of disturbing the peace for taking out armed rallies during Ram Navami.
West Bengal has a total of 42 Lok Sabha seats, third highest after Uttar Pradesh's 80 and Maharashtra's 48.
Counting for the 2019 general elections will begin on May 23.
(With Inputs From PTI)