Kolkata: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's rule, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said if the CPI-M returns to power in the state, it will continue for the next 50 years.
"I don't take much interest in West Bengal, but from whatever I know, if the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) comes to power here, they will continue sitting for the next 50 years," the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief said.
"There are over a dozen leaders who all want to be prime ministers... there is also Didiji (Banerjee). Didi? You all understand, I hope?" said Lalu Prasad with a chuckle.
He was also critical of the Banerjee government, saying that crimes against women including rape were regularly happening.
"Like other states, rapes and atrocities against women are happening here also. The government needs to take action. Those who commit crime against women should always be punished," he added.