BJP pumping in “hawala money” in Kolkata to lure voters: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of pumping in “hawala money” in Kolkata to lure voters and and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi more “dangerous than Hitler”.

Addressing successive rallies in the city for the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, the Trinamool Congress chief lashed out at Modi for demolishing democratic instituions and highjacking the poll process through money and muscle power.

“I have never seen such blatant use of money power. They have hijacked the state machinery. Crores of rupees are being distributed in Kolkata. All this is hawala money. They are distributing as much as Rs 5,000 per vote. Is this an election or a joke,” she said at a rally in Jadavpur here.

Referring to a “suspicious box” that was spotted being carried out of Modi’s helicopter during one of his rallies in Karnataka earlier, Banerjee said choppers ferrying BJP leaders to Kolkata must be checked.

“Shouldn’t their choppers be checked after they land? I have heard even CRPF vehicles are being used to ferry boxes of money,” alleged Banerjee asking people to be wary of BJP’s money and muscle power.

She also claimed that BJP has brought in goons from other states to Kolkata and asked people to be aware.

“Beware of Modi, he is more dangerous than Hitler, he is dangerous than all facists together. If somehow he manages to come back, he will sell off the country. Will you vote for such a man,” asked Banerjee.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of pumping in "hawala money" in Kolkata to lure voters and and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi more "dangerous than Hitler". Addressing successive rallies in the city for the…