PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in West Bengal’s Haldia on Sunday said CM Mamata Banerjee “gets frustrated” if someone asks her about their rights. “She even gets annoyed if slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ are raised,” the PM added. She does not say a word at anti-national conspiracies to defame India, he further said.
PM Modi said the politics in the state is responsible for the current state of West Bengal as there has not been developmental politics in the state which thwarted its growth.
“All industries and infrastructure in Bengal today need transformation and modernization. How many factories have been opened in the last 10 years? What happened to the steel plant? The region got opportunities and there was no competition. I want to put a question to the people of West Bengal: Your state was developed even during British rule. The state of infrastructure was stronger compared to the rest of the nation. Bengal has always shown the way to the nation. Why then, Bengal lost its pace of development?” he said.
Modi also targeted the ruling TMC government in West Bengal and said that it gave rebirth to erstwhile Left rule, corruption, crime, violence and attack on democracy. “In the first year of Mamata government, it became clear that what Bengal had got was not ‘parivartan’ but revival of the Left and that too with interest. Revival of the Left meant revival of corruption, crime, violence, and attacks on democracy,” PM said in Bengal.
Commenting upon the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), PM Modi said, “TMC has criminalized politics, institutionalized corruption and politicized administration and police. Bengal wants to ask TMC why are they admitting people in their party who shot at poor people and farmers in Nandigram?”
TMC is responsible for misgovernance, violence, corruption and attacks on beliefs, he said. People of Bengal are watching and soon Bengal is going to show the Ram Card to the TMC, he added.
PM Modi said in Bengali language that he “feels blessed to be able to visit the holy land of Midnapore.”