Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a no-holds-barred attack on Trinamool Congress and its chief Mamata Banerjee. PM Modi accused the Bengal CM of betraying the people of the state and said that real change will come to Bengal if BJP is voted to power.
Targeting political contenders, he said, “In this Assembly election, there is TMC, Left and Congress, and their anti-Bengal attitude on one side. On the other side, there are the people of Bengal.”
“This Brigade Parade Ground has been witness to many great leaders and also witnessed those who have disrupted West Bengal’s progress. People of Bengal never left their hopes for change,” PM Modi said.
Specifically targeting the West Bengal CM, PM Modi said, “I have known didi for years. This is not the same didi who fought against the Left rule. Now, didi does not have control over herself. Her remote control is somewhere else.”
“You have played with the lives and hard-earned money of people. You pulled the shutter on tea gardens and plunged the state into debt. You even snatched employment and wages from the youth. This game will not work anymore,” the PM asserted.
Addressing a massive BJP rally in Kolkata. https://t.co/VqWeGkKY9H
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 7, 2021
Notably, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to snatch power from TMC in the state. Many senior TMC leaders including ministers, MLAs and MPs have ditched the party to join the saffron brigade—a move that has rattled the party.
This apart, many Tollywood actors, who were so far aligned to the state government also dumped TMC and joined the BJP, including actor Mithun Chakraborty.
What PM Modi said
During the poll rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, PM Modi said, “The people of Bengal never lost hope despite betrayal by Didi and her cadre. They made promises to work for ‘Maa, Maati, Manush’ but you tell me, has TMC been able to bring change in the lives of common people here in the last 10 years?”
Assuring supporters that the BJP will strengthen democracy in West Bengal, he said, “We will bring the change to re-establish public belief in government systems, in the police, and the administration.”
“The people of Bengal want development, peace, Sonar Bangla. We will bring ‘Asol Poribortan’ where all progress is made but nobody is appeased and infiltration is stopped,” the PM declared.
The next 25 years are very important for the development of West Bengal, PM Modi said. He went on to add, “In 2047, when India will celebrate hundred years of independence, Bengal will lead the country once again. The development here in the next five years will lay the foundation for state’s development for the next 25 years.”
“I have come here to make you believe in Asol Poribortan (real change),” PM Modi said.
The PM also said if voted to power in the state, the BJP will work hard for farmers, businessmen and the development of sisters and daughters. “We will live every moment to fulfill your dreams,” he added.
“The dream of ‘Sonar Bangla’ will be fulfilled. Today, I have come here to assure you of Bengal’s development, to increase investment here, to protect Bengal’s culture and to bring change,” he said.
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