PM Modi will meet same fate as Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, says TMC MLA Idris Ali

The TMC MLA's remark came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not invited to the scheduled inauguration of the Sealdah Metro station of the East-West corridor in Kolkata on July 11.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 05:34 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Idris Ali on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the same fate as Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was forced to flee his official residence after irate anti-government protesters stormed into his official residence in Colombo, reported India Today.

According to the report, the TMC MLA's remark came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not invited to the scheduled inauguration of the Sealdah Metro station of the East-West corridor in Kolkata on July 11.

West Bengal minister and senior TMC leader Firhad Hakim alleged that the central government had "no regard for democratic principles".

"The East-West Metro project is being implemented with the mutual cooperation of the state and Centre. The move to leave out the chief minister stemmed from narrow political considerations," he said.

The BJP, meanwhile, hit back and stated that the TMC government, which "never extends invitation" to saffron camp MPs and MLAs for state programmes, should get to taste its own medicine.

"None of our MLAs and MPs gets invited to any state functions including administrative meetings. The CM, too, should not complain for not getting an invitation," said BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh.

(With PTI inputs)

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