Modi, Mamata in the war of words in Bengal’s tribal belt

A verbal battle ensued between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday as the two political heavyweights tore into each other while addressing election rallies in Bengal’s tribal belt that would go to the polls on May 12.

Polling will be held in eight of West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the sixth phase, including a number of seats falling under tribal-dominated Junglemahal area, comprising Purulia, West Midnapore, Jhargram, parts of Bankura and Birbhum districts.

Modi and Banerjee both held rallies in Bankura and Purulia districts on Thursday where they wooed the tribal voters with promises of development and attacked each other on issues of corruption, violence and political high-handedness

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