Mamata Banerjee, when asked to rate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in comparison to other prime ministers, said "I cannot rate him one even... He has become worse than fascist". She told NDTV that the BJP is "losing" and would not even get 17 of the state's 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Ms Banerjee also said the cohesion between regional parties is very much on, and their talks for further plans are progressing. She even accused the Prime Minister of lowering the level of political discourse.