Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get more than 200 seats in the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal owing to the BJP wave in the state.

Addressing a public meeting in Bengal's Jaynagar, PM Modi said, “Some weeks ago, people of Bengal were saying that BJP will get more than 200 seats. But BJP's strong start in the first phase makes it clear that the voices of people have received God's blessing. BJP will get more than 200 seats in Bengal.”

PM Modi further said that during the second phase of voting that is going on, people are reaching polling booths in large numbers, adding that there is a BJP wave in Bengal.

The Prime Minister also attacked Banerjee over his "problems" with the 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan, saying Didi's men are calling people with 'chotis' as 'rakshas'.

"Didi, if you want to appease anyone, you have every right to do so. You want to abuse me, keep abusing me. But I will not let you abuse people's devotion and the identity of Ram Krishna Paramhans, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Swami Vivekananda," PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

PM Modi said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo's frustration has grown after the first phase of voting that took place on March 27.

"She wrote a letter to many leaders of the country for help. Didi is seeking support from those whom she considers as outsiders and tourists and didn't give time for a meeting," he added.

PM's comment comes in the context of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee writing to leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, MK Stalin, Tejashwi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Arvind Kejriwal, Naveen Patnaik stating, "I strongly believe that the time has come for a united and effective struggle against BJP's attacks on democracy and the constitution."

He also took a jibe at Banerjee for 'cool cool' comment, saying her party is not 'cool', but a 'shool' (thorn), that gave pain to the people of Bengal. "Now, I am listening to Didi saying - 'cool, cool'. Didi, Trinamool is not cool, it is a 'shool'. Trinamool is a 'shool' that gave unbearable pain to people of Bengal," he added.