Not 'acche din', but weeping times have come for India: Mamata Banerjee

Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "acche din" slogan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said "weeping time" has come for people as resources of the country are being sold to foreign powers in the name of FDI by the BJP-led government at the Centre.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 01:08 AM IST

Kolkata: Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "acche din" slogan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said "weeping time" has come for people as resources of the country are being sold to foreign powers in the name of FDI by the BJP-led government at the Centre.

"Before coming to power, there were slogans like "acche din" (good times) are ahead. Now it seems weeping time has come for the people of India. In 100 days, there are 100 failures," Banerjee said in an interview to a local TV channel.

"In the name of FDI, they have opened up railways, defence and many other sectors for FDI. We are against FDI and in favour of PPP. There should be a proper policy. I am not in favour of taking away jobs of the common man. Fuel prices are going up everyday.

"Their (BJP government's) arrogance in power is touching the sky. Some leaders are coming to Bengal from other states just to spread canards and foment tension," she said.

Banerjee also criticised Modi's recent foreign trips.

"Out of 100 days, 90 days have been spent in foreign trips. He (Modi) is beating his own drums. We don't believe in publicity but he is more into that kind of thing. One thing should be remembered that this is India and you have to move with everyone," said the Trinamool Congress supremo.

"We have to move unitedly. Those who talk of religion should know that in Bhagwad Gita it is written that unity means religion differentiation is against humanity and not religious," Banerjee added.