Never said I’ll beat up PM: Banerjee clarifies

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has eaten her words, denying that she had said anything to beat up the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Blaming media for misguiding people, she said that she was ‘misinterpreted’ and there was nothing wrong in what she had said, reports said.

“What is wrong? I never said I’ll beat him. Check out what I have said. Do not try to mislead people by distorting facts,” she said in Kolkata.

Just a day on a public rally, Banerjee opposed government move to hike fertilizer prices. She said that she could beat up PM Manmohan Singh if the Centre does not fulfill state’s demands.

“I personally met the Prime Minister at least 10 times. What else can I do? Shall I go beat him up? Then people will call me a ‘goonda’,” TMC Chief had said yesterday.

Banerjee’s abusive remark for PM was strikingly criticized by Congress which was angered and demanded her to apologise.

“Mark the words what I said yesterday. I said ‘I told the PM 10 times… I cannot hit him’. So what is wrong? Did I say I will hit the PM? No. My words are being misinterpreted intentionally,” TMC chief added.

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