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CM’s tsunami jibe at NaMo

Dhanbad, April 8: Chief minister Hemant Soren today launched a veiled attack on former cabinet colleague and Trinamul candidate Chandra Shekhar Dubey, and termed “NaMo wave” a tsunami that would cause only destruction.

“A former Congress leader, who claims to be a trade union leader, has drowned the struggle of coal workers in the Bay of Bengal,” he said, referring to Dadai Dubey.

Hemant was addressing an election rally at East Basuria football ground, around 6km from Dhanbad district headquarters, campaigning for JMM’s Giridih candidate Jagannath Mahto and Congress’s Dhanbad nominee Ajay Dubey.

Interestingly, the chief minister had been maintaining a stoic silence on Dubey, who was shown the door by the Congress for “irresponsible” comments on Hemant. Even today, Hemant chose his words carefully. Dubey is contesting the Dhanbad seat.

Addressing a 2,000-strong crowd, the chief minister mainly trained his guns on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

“Modi ka koi laher nahi balki tsunami hai. Aur tsunami hamesha barbadi hi lekar aata haiisse kuch achchha nahi ho sakta. Ye tsunami NDA ko bhi barbad kar dega (NaMo is not a wave, but a tsunami that always brings disaster. It will also destroy the NDA),” said Hemant, adding all claims about NaMo wave would die down after the polls.

He further said the BJP claimed to be banking on the support of young voters while its prime ministerial candidate was at an age when one would retire from public life.

The chief minister also attacked sitting BJP MP Ravindra Pandey from Giridih.

“A lot of cash has been seized from different parts of Dhanbad and Giridih that hints at rampant misuse of money power in campaigns. The fund, which could have been used for development of a backward area like Giridih, is being used for luring voters,” he alleged.

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