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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L). West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Images: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L). West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photographs: PTI)

Mamata Banerjee had made the remarks whereas taking a dig on the BJP for allegedly interfering with the meals habits of the folks

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s provide to “cook dinner meals” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi elicited combined responses from totally different political events, with the BJP terming it a “political agenda” and the CPI(M) dubbing it as an “understanding” between the TMC and the saffron get together.

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his latest allegation that RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav final month had fish throughout a interval when some Hindus abstain from having non-vegetarian meals, Banerjee on Monday mentioned she was able to “cook dinner one thing for him (Modi)” if he needed although she was unsure whether or not he would eat what she cooked.

Banerjee, at an election rally right here, had made the remarks whereas taking a dig on the BJP for allegedly interfering with the meals habits of the folks and had mentioned she could be blissful to cook dinner meals for Modi however just isn’t certain “whether or not the PM will probably be able to savour my cooked meal.”

“I’ve been cooking since my childhood days. Folks have praised my cooking. However will Modi ji settle for my meals? Will he belief me? I’ll cook dinner no matter he loves,” she had mentioned.

The TMC supremo had mentioned, “I really like each vegetarian meals like Dhokla and non-veg meals like macher jhol (fish curry). Totally different communities, and totally different sects amongst Hindus have their very own distinctive rituals and consuming habits. Who’s BJP to impose a diktat on a person’s dietary habits? It exhibits the BJP management has little concept and concern concerning the variety and inclusivity of India and its folks.”

Banerjee’s provide to cook dinner for the prime minister, who’s a vegetarian, drew sharp reactions from the saffron camp.

“Mamata Banerjee needs to feed Modi ji with fish and rice cooked by her. Good proposal. However earlier than that, why doesn’t she first provide pork chop to her lieutenant Firhad Hakim? It should serve three functions, secularism will probably be asserted, it should present charity begins at dwelling and the fritters may even be praised,” former BJP state president and ex-Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy posted on X.

BJP chief Sankudeb Panda claimed Banerjee had intentionally invited Modi realizing nicely that he’s a strict vegetarian.

“That is nothing however her ploy to entice the PM. She is aware of on the one hand the PM won’t ever eat fish or any non-veg merchandise. If she believes everybody ought to be allowed to eat what he/she likes to eat, then why is she twisting Modiji’s feedback about one’s dietary habits? She is insulting religious Sanatani Hindus,” he added.

Reacting to Banerjee’s feedback, CPI(M) chief Bikash Bhattacharya mentioned, “Being Dada-Bon (brother and sister), Mamata didi can definitely provide to cook dinner meals for the prime minister, have no idea whether it is to placate him.”

Bhattacharya was referring to the jibe – ”Didibhai-Modibhai” that the Left and the Bengal Congress unit use to seek advice from the alleged tacit understanding between the BJP and the TMC.

He mentioned such feedback within the backdrop of her public posturing in opposition to ”Modi’s politics and divisive speeches present an obvious contradiction” in what she publicly says and preaches in personal.

“Each Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi are chargeable for bringing the nation to such a state. Each are mixing politics with faith,” he added.

The TMC, nonetheless, supported the get together supremo’s comment and mentioned she spoke concerning the distinctive non secular, and cultural variety of India and the theme of “unity in variety”.

“She spoke rightly and her remark concerning Modi stems from the truth that as Modi has the correct to eat what he likes, each different Indian too has the identical proper,” TMC MP Dola Sen instructed PTI.

She additionally criticised the BJP for attempting to impose the “Sangh Parivar’s narrative” about their agenda to impose a diktat on diets and different customs on folks of this nation.

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(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – PTI)

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