Kolkata: Claiming that the "wave" surrounding BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi was a creation of corporate houses, CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the people of West Bengal would never support a man who is charging with a "sword in his hand".
"There is no Modi wave, rather it is a creation by the corporate houses who are using the media for their ends. Modi is only about the corporate houses and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) which does not believe in the constitution.
"Bengal and Modi do not go hand in hand. He is charging in with a sword in his hand. The people of Bengal will never make the mistake of voting for the BJP," Bhattacharjee said when he met the media at the Press Club here.
The former West Bengal chief minister also expressed concern over Modi's rally Thursday in Varanasi that was beamed on TV channels across the country on a day when 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states went to the polls.
"It is alarming to see how the corporates have been able to churn out such a gathering. It was unjust and inappropriate that the rally was telecast across the country on a poll day. The damage has been done, he said.