Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged the Mamta Banerjee Government of “encouraging” Maoist violence and creating their “new generation” in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls, PM Modi asserted confidence that BJP has already reached the doorstep of its manzil (goal) of victory beginning the countdown to overthrow the ruling Trinamul Congress’ from power in the state.
Terming Didi’s government a nirmam (heartless) one and accusing it of generating a new generation of Maoists who loot the money of the poor through the TMC, PM Modi at a a BJP campaign rally in Purulia lashing out stating that Didi’s government encourages the Maoist violence also for its political gains and the whole of Bengal knows who protects the coal and sand mafia while the citizens suffer a loss out of it.
Throwing a scathing attack on Banerjee’s regime, the PM alleged: “A great injustice has been done with Purulia and Jangalmahal in the last 10 years. I can feel your pain and problems even while living in Delhi. That is why I am giving you an assurance about eliminating it. I know very well how the rights of the youth were snatched away and given to someone else. I am also aware of how betrayal has been meted out to members of the poor belonging to the SC/ST and OBCs.”
Confident of winning and forming BJP’s first government in the state, PM Narendra Modi stated: “The days of the TMC and its government are now numbered in Bengal. The countdown has begun. Didi also realises it very well. That’s why she is trying to appear that (she has) changed. But this is not real. This reflects her fear of losing. Now the people are saying: Lok Sabha Mein Half, Is Bar Puri Saaf. We have reached our Manzil. Bhoy Aar Noy, Ebar Hobe Joy (No more fear, this time there will be victory).”
Pledging to put those who resorted to atrocities on trial after the BJP forms a government in the state, the PM raised a new slogan, saying: “On May 2 Didi Jachchhe, Asol Poriborton Aschhe” (On May 2, Didi is going to leave, and real change is coming); after puncturing the Trinamul Congress’ campaign of Khela Hobe (Game On) with the saffron party’s promise: Chakri Hobe, Shiksha Hobe, Bikash Hobe, Mohilader Uthhan Hobe, Yubo Shoktir Sompurno Bikash Hobe, Hospital Hobe (There will be jobs, education, development, women’s upliftment, total growth of youth power, hospitals). The PM mocked Mamta Banerjee, saying: “You have played with the people a lot. Now the game will be over.”
While PM Modi announced the sanction of various projects worth Rs 50,000 crores for the state, he wondered questioning as to why the TMC government could not build a bridge even in the past 10 years. PM Modi seeking an account from the two-time CM of her government’s development work in her decade-long rule, highlighted the Centre’s DBT (Direct Bank Transfer) initiative in major welfare schemes, mocked the TMC as standing for “Transfer My Commission” over the evils of “Cut Money, Syndicate Raj and Extortion” to deprive poor people.
Towards the end he however poured in his best wishes to the TMC supremo for a quick recovery from the leg injuries that she had suffered at Nandigram in East Midnapore last week.
“When she got hurt, I also got worried. I pray to God for her quick recovery,” PM Modi stated in his reply to the TMC’s question earlier over his silence on the incident.