West Bengal: With phase 3 of West Bengal polls around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sharpened his onslaught against Mamata Banerjee and the ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) in the eastern Indian state.
Speaking to a rally of BJP-enthusiasts, the Prime Minister extensively shifted the focus on the plight of poor people of the state. With bank accounts for poor one of Modi’s primary objective for alleviation of poverty, he stressed that a large section of poor people in India, which he alleged amounted to 40%, had been provided with a bank account so that they could avail money from the bank.
Modi spoke about the Narada sting where 11 lawmakers of the TMC were alleged caught with their hands in the cookie jar. He said if a left party was accused of such scam, Mamata would leave no stone unturned to attack the party.
“They’re selling Bengal in front of the camera,” the Prime Minister said.
Speaking about the operation of Mamata Banerjee’s TMC party in West Bengal, Modi said that the TMC was running a syndicate culture.
“Concerning West Bengal, I have three main agendas,” said Modi, “First is, development for Bengal. The second is faster development for Bengal. And the third, development in all four sides of Bengal,” said Modi.
On Krishnagar where Sunday’s rally took place, Modi said that Krishnagar had the potential to mutate into a tourist hub. He said that tourism will result in more jobs for the youth and more income for the inhabitants of the place.
Modi also accused Mamata Banerjee for the recent Kolkata flyover tragedy where more than 70 people were killed.
“Wherever BJP has ruled, even if it is for 5 years, we have taken that state to its peak. And if we get to rule Bengal, we will bring development to Bengal,” said the Prime Minister.