Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, April 7) addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government, PM Said, ‘Didi’ (Mamata Banerjee) is not able to sleep at night. She is taking out her frustration and anger on officials and the election commission.
“The centre approved projects worth crores for Cooch Behar. It appeared impossible but it’s possible now. The more the “lotus” will bloom in West Bengal, the stronger your voice will be. The fight for your rights will get stronger,” PM said.
“Didi has put a break on free treatment for the poor under Ayushman Yojana and on financial assistance to farmers. Even I would not have thought that ‘Didi’ (Mamata Banerjee) would take this path she took a short cut. She adopted all the shortcomings of the left herself, and built a dangerous model based on politics and crime. After the rule of communists ended, no one would have thought the government here would be run like this. These people have defamed West Bengal with the Saradha scam,” he added.
“In Tripura, we destroyed the model of Left and we gave priority to development. However, Didi seems to have taken cues from them and borrowed their ways,” he said.
Referring to the TMC chief as the “speed-breaker” once again, he said that she knew she was going to be defeated and was venting her anger on the officials of her government. “She is venting her anger and is attacking her officials as well as the Election Commission. The way she is attacking the Election Commission shows how scared she is on her home turf.”
As chants of ‘Modi Modi’ rent the air, the prime minister said, “People of the state have shown her the mirror and have expressed a desire to free themselves from her despotic rule. They are tired of the state being overrun by Trinamool Congress goons and are seeking an alternative for further development in the state.”
Pointing at a temporary structure that had been built at the venue of his rally, he said that the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal had made all attempts to stop the people from coming to attend the rally.
“This construction is an indicator of Didi’s defeat. This construction has been done to reduce the space for you to stand. One cannot win elections with such childish acts,” he said. He added that the huge crowd which had gathered to hear him speak was also testimony to Didi’s impending defeat in the state.
Criticising TMC government over all such issues, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, “This is what happens in Bengal each time. Police and administration are always creating hurdles. They gave us permission and yet this is what we get. This is against democracy and we demand action against the police superintendent.”
Responding to the Mukul Roy’s statement, TMC leader Rabindranath Ghosh said, “We have already dismantled portion of our structure as a show of courtesy for the PM. But people like Mukul Roy cannot acknowledge it. People of Cooch Behar will give them a befitting reply. There is no place for communalism here.”