TMC MLA from Bali Legislative Assembly Baishali Dalmiya has protested against TMC leaders in Bengal who called Prime Minister Narendra Modi an outsider.

In an interview, Baishali Dalmiya said, "It is sad that some people in the state call PM Modi as an outsider. The country is headed by the PM. Everyone in the country represents the whole country. People cannot call anyone outsiders.”

Significantly, these days TMC leaders including CM Mamata Banerjee are addressing BJP leaders as outsiders and BJP as a party of outsiders. However, now the party's MLA has opposed this statement.

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Baishali Dalmya has alleged that some Trinamool leaders are harassing her as an outsider too. Some posters targeting Baishali can be seen in multiple places of Bali including Badamtala. Although there was no name in the poster, it became clear that Baishali was indirectly targeted in the poster. 

On Wednesday (December 2), Baishali said, "I am not an outsider. I have a house in my own name in Bali. Those who put up the posters also called the Prime Minister an outsider when he came to the state. This culture should be stopped.”

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A few days ago, Tafzil Ahmed, a local Trinamool leader and former councilor of Howrah Municipality, had publicly expressed his anger against the Bali MLA. 

Upon hearing Baishali’s accusations, Tafzil Ahmed said, “No Trinamool leader or workers has ever disrespected the Prime Minister by calling him an outsider. The BJP leaders who come from outside and mislead the people are termed as outsiders. But Baishali Dalmiya is an outsider because she does not have a voter card in West Bengal. Baishali doesn't live here.”