Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal took a dig on the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, by indirectly blaming him for the loss of India in the finals of ICC World Cup, 2023 against Australia.
“Team India would have won had the finals happened in Kolkata (at Eden Gardens) or at Wankhede (in Mumbai). Our players were made to wear gerua (saffron). The players resisted, so India team did not have to wear saffron jersey during matches,” Mamata said.
Mamata Banerjee said this while she was addressing the Trinamool Congress workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. She also said, “They were making our players wear saffron jerseys. Our players opposed changing their blue jerseys, so they added a touch of saffron to the blue jersey.” “Indian cricketers played very well that they won all the matches but in the last match they (PM Modi and Amit Shah) went to watch,” Mamata Banerjee said.
Although, Banerjee did not directly took anyone’s name who is currently in power, she tried to mould and indirectly blame a particular section of society and the current political ruling party, Banerjee said: “Wherever the paapi (sinners) go, they take along their sins. One must not forget the saying, paap baap ko bhi nai chorta (Sin spares none).” This is not the first time where any political leader is blaming the PM. Earlier, after team India’s loss, Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi also directly blamed PM Modi and blamed him for the loss of India in the final match which was held in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium which was built upon crores of money.