Comment like “rock-er chhele” Mahua Moitra says on PM Modi’s “Didi-oh-Didi” phrase at poll campaigns
The Trinamool MP asked "how is that okay?"
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday said that “there’s something we have in Bengal called ‘rock-er chhele’, which means a street-side fellow who sits on a wall and who basically calls out to every lady walking past, saying “Diddi, ei diddi”. This is Prime Minister doing this,” she told NDTV in an interview.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been addressing poll campaigns and has repeated the phrase “Didi-oh-Didi” in a way that has made many uncomfortable. However, this is possibly the first time this has been protested against openly by anyone from Bengal’s ruling party.
In the said interview, when asked whether she meant it was a catcall, Moitra responded saying: “Don’t take it out of context. Please. But doesn’t it sound like that? What does it sound like?”
She added “How is that okay? Is this Prime Minister going to come and teach us about decorum? This is a Prime Minister sitting here chortling a sitting chief minister in the cheapest, basest way possible.”
Modi has sneered and jeered at Banerjee in various public meetings with the line, even at Uluberia on Friday, when 30 seats in Bengal went to the polls in the second phase, including Nandigram, from where Mamata Banerjee is contesting against her once close aide, now BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari.