PM Modi trolled Mamta Banerjee’s government in West Bengal rally
On Saturday for Lok Sabha elections beginning this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kick-started Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in West Bengal. BJP’s star-campaigner addressed rallies in Thakurpur and Durgapur.
Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas) is said to be the hub of the Matua community– which has influence in at least five Lok Sabha seats in both the North and South 24 Parganas districts. Meanwhile, the industrial town of Durgapur is near the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency is held by Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
The Matuas originally belong to erstwhile East Pakistan who migrating to West Bengal at the beginning of the 1950s mostly due to religious persecution. The PM’s rally which is being organised by the BJP-aligned faction of All India Matua Mahasangha is going to be near the house of Matua matriarch Binapani Debi.
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said, “Just 50-70 metres away from the meeting venue of PM Modi in Durgapur, WB CM Mamata Banerjee’s posters are being put above PM’s banners. This is proof there is no democracy in West Bengal. When one of our workers protested against such activities he was attacked.”
” PM Modi says while addressing rally in Thakurnagar, Our budget has benefited 3 crore taxpayers, 12 crore farmers and 40 crore labourers. In an attack on West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, the PM says that the rural population has suffered under her government and she is driven to violence out of fear and desperation.
While touting his government’s cash transfer scheme, Modi attacks the Congress for its farm loan waivers, saying only those who never took any loan had their loans waived off. Citing the example of a farmer from Madhya Pradesh who only got Rs 13 after he applied for a loan waiver, he says that the cash transfer scheme is much superior as it will be completely transparent. Looping Mamata too, he tell the audience that the CM of this state also supports the Congress, which introduced the fraudulent scheme.
The Prime Minister praises Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has led to widespread protests in Northeast states, and urged the Mamata Banerjee government to support it in Rajya Sabha. “After Independence, many people stayed where they were. But after being tortured, they left and came back to India. They had to as Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians have nowhere else to go but India. And that’s why we are bringing the citizenship law. I urge the Trinamool to support it in parliament. My brothers and sisters here need it,” the PM said.
The Prime Minister decided to cut short his speech at Thakurnagar, after a huge crowd at the venue broke the security cordon near the stage. In a bid to avoid a stampede-like situation, the Prime Minister reportedly decided to end his speech sooner.
PM Modi addresses a public rally at Durgapur, after addressing a massive rally at Thakurnagar. Speaking at Durgapur, PM Modi thanked the Thakurnagar crowd for the display of love and affection and also apologised to them for the inconvenience caused during his rally. “There was a lot of enthusiasm during my rally in Thakurnagar, and I think the ground was filled twice its capacity. I would like to apologise for the discomfort the people went through,” PM Modi said at Durgapur.
Lashing out at the Congress, PM Modi said that the Rahul Gandhi-led party was resorting to “drama” before polls ahead of the 2019 polls. He said that the PM Kisan Yojna was permanent, unlike Congress loan waiver drama. “In the next 10 years, farmers will get Rs 7.5 lakh cr following Friday’s announcement. Compares it with the Rs 52,000 cr waived for farmers by the Congress. The cash transfer for farmers is the biggest scheme for farmers in the country,” he said.
PM Narendra Modi said that the government’s ideology of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ was “evident in the interim budget. “This is just a trailer, the budget after the elections will portray the contours of a new India,” he said.
PM Modi also blamed the West government of blocking benefits of Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the state. He said, “TMC govt is preventing the benefits of schemes from reaching the poor for whom these projects are meant. The govt in Bengal is blocking the benefits of Ayushman Bharat Yojana.”
Taking a jibe at TMC chief and state chief minister Mamata Banerjee during his speech in Durgapur, PM Modi said, “Didi loses her sleep if the poor in Bengal utter the name of Modi.” He added that those playing with the lives of the poor should be “punished.”
“Didi is afraid. The ground below her feet moves even if the BJP president come to Bengal, “PM Modi said in Durgapur. Addressing CM Banerjee, he said, “If you have not done anything wrong, there is no reason to be afraid, Didi.”
Concluding his address at Durgapur rally, PM Modi said that his fight against black money and corruption would continue. “My fight against black money will continue. We are with the people of West Bengal to rid the state of Jagai, Madhai and Syndicate tax.” He said, The reason the opposition curses me is because i am taking action against black money and corruption. They are so perturbed by my actions that they are not allowing probe agencies to come to Bengal.