A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that about 40 Trinamool Congress MLAs were in touch with him and would switch sides once the BJPwins the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called him “shameless” and that his candidature should be cancelled for encouraging horse-trading during elections.


Addressing an election rally at Bhadreswar in Hooghly district, she described Modi’s remarks as  “unconstitutional” and said, “Yesterday he came here to hold election rallies. He said that about 40 MLAs are in touch with him. He is a shameless Prime Minister. A Prime Minister is encouraging horse-trading. His party is not like our party. His party is full of thieves which functions only on money. Our party functions on the sacrifices of our party workers. I have no worries. If one worker leaves then I will create one lakh more workers. For this reason, his candidature must be cancelled.”

“Holding a constitutional position, he is violating the constitution by making unconstitutional statements. He has no right to remain the PM,” Banerjee said.