Amaravati: A day after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a closed door discussion with West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Kharagpur on future plans of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was demon king Mahishasura and has to be defeated by ‘Bengal Durga’ Mamata in order to bring peace to the nation.
The BJP, however, slammed the Telugu Desam Party chief for his remark and said he was suffering from mental illness. The party leaders said he was making such statements out of fear of losing the elections.
According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga kills Mahishasura. On Thursday night, the TDP tweeted, “Naidu has deeply criticised PM Narendra Modi again, this time from West Bengal soil (at a public meeting at Kharagpur). He described Narendra Modi as Mahishasura and Mamata Banerjee as Bengal Durga. He said Bengal Durga has to defeat Mahishasura (Modi) in Delhi to bring peace and prosperity to the country.”
“Considering himself as an emperor and with an aim to control regional states, Narendra Modi and his soul Amit Shah are supporting an hardcore economic offender in AP,” said the TDP apparently referring to opposition leader and YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Lashing out at Naidu, BJP’s Andhra Pradesh president Kanna Lakshminarayana said people of Andhra Pradesh do not take him seriously and that he was suffering from mental illness.