Kolkata: Trashing pre-poll surveys putting Narendra Modi ahead in the prime ministerial race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today said the idea of a PM candidate is “fictional” as it is not backed by Constitution.
“The ‘PM candidate' is a fictional idea. There is no such thing in the Constitution,” she said, adding that in a parliamentary democracy, the people elect MPs who then select the PM.
In an exclusive interview to PTI, the West Bengal Chief Minister said, “Let them get a majority first. To those who are saying Namo, Namo, we are saying No-No, No-No,” she said, targeting Modi who last Friday went hammer and tongs against Banerjee in an election rally near Siliguri.
She expressed confidence that a federal front will form the next government because “people of India are ‘bahut' (very) wise.”
The federal front, she said, comprises political parties which are keen to fight corruption, dynasty rule and communalism, which both Congress and BJP have failed to do.