Canning (WB): Intensifying her tirade against Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said “those who stoke riots can never be the leader of the nation”.
“If you want to be in Indian politics, you have to accept secularism and that is what our Constitution says,” she told reporters without taking Modi's name.
“Secularism means seeing everyone from the same eyes ... The leaders of the country should be like Ambedkar.
At her rally here, Banerjee accused the BJP prime ministerial hopeful of instigating ‘parochial feelings' and said people from all parts of the country had been living in Bengal for centuries.
“Will you ignite communal riots by coming to Kolkata? Those who speak Bengali will be packed off to Bangladesh - what courage! Such a thing will not happen in Bengal,” she said without naming Modi, who at a poll rally in Serampore in neighbouring Hooghly district on April 27 had threatened to deport Bangladeshi immigrants if NDA came to power.