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Didi sends Kurta to Modi because she knows the 'right size': Raj Babbar

THE ASIAN AGE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published : Apr 26, 2019, 6:41 pm IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2019, 6:41 pm IST

Sitaram Yechury wondered why Modi had to make the revealation during the Lok Sabha Election.

Taking a dig at the West Bengal chief minister Raj Babbar alleged that she has however not sent gifts to any Congress leader or someone else so far. (Photo: File)
 Taking a dig at the West Bengal chief minister Raj Babbar alleged that she has however not sent gifts to any Congress leader or someone else so far. (Photo: File)

Kolkata: In what may trigger controversy senior Congress leader Raj Babbar on Friday claimed that Trinamool Congres supremo Mamata Banerjee has been sending Kurta to Prime Minister Narendra Modi because she knows the "right size" in an oblique reference to Modi's 56-inch chest.

Taking a dig at the West Bengal chief minister he alleged that she has however not sent gifts to any Congress leader or someone else so far.

Upping its ante the CPI(M) also questioned the "secrecy" over Banerjee sending the gifts to Modi. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury wondered why Modi had to make the revealation during the Lok Sabha Election. Mocking the poll-battle between Ms Banerjee and Mr Modi in front of the public as "Kusti" he has accused them of having "Dosti" at the personal level.

At the state Congress headquarters Babbar said, "Two products from here are world famous. They are Sweets made of cottage cheese and Kurta. But till date Mamataji has not sent them to us or anyone else. If she has to send them, she sends it to only one person. So you can understand that she knows the size of Kurta. We earlier used to raise questions whether the size of his chest is 56 inches or not."

Slamming the Trinamool chief the Congress Rajya Sabha MP alleged, "Knowing the right size Mamata however has started sending Kurta. This has now come out in the public though it was not supposed to remain inside forever." The Uttar Pradesh Congress chief came to the city to campaign for Syed Shahid Imam, the party candidate for Kolkata North in the Lok Sabha Election.

His attack on Banerjee came a day after the Trinamul chief acknowledged of sending gifts to the PM who recently revealed that she sends him Kurta and sweets as gifts twice a year. At state CPI(M) headquarters Yechury said, "There will be proper human gesture if you go to somebody's house on a festival day. They will give you something. But that is not a secret thing."

Slamming the Trinamool chief and the PM he asked, "Why is it a secret that has to be told by Modi publicly now? Did you ever hear earlier that Didi choosing Punjabi suiting Modi? Why is the secrecy? Something else behind the back and something else on the front: Kusti and Dosti."

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