Addressing his second rally in West Bengal on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the Mamata government for its “anti-development approach”.
Addressing a rally in Durgapur, PM Modi said the ruling Trinamool Congress was not bothered about the development of the state with major projects stuck for over a long period of time.
“Projects worth Rs 90,000 crore are moving at snail’s pace because of the attitude of the state government. They are not cooperating with the Centre, they have an anti-development approach,” PM Modi said while referring to infrastructure development in West Bengal.
He said while the state government is busy crushing the dreams of the poor and the middle class, the Central government is trying to deliver a new flight to those dreams.
He said the people of Bengal will oust and uproot the government led by Mamata Banerjee, which does not care about the dignity of democracy.
The PM further said the Mamata government has strangled democracy adding that the people of Bengal will no longer tolerate anarchy.
“Ruling TMC is certain to go, I can see clearly that Bengal will usher in parivartan (change),” he said.
Referring to clashes on Friday night in Durgapur, PM Modi said TMC has no respect for the law.
Clashes erupted between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress late on Friday in Durgapur.
The clashes erupted after TMC workers allegedly attacked a BJP cadre and pulled down hoardings and banners announcing PM Modi’s visit.
Lauding the BJP workers in Bengal, he said their efforts and sacrifice would not go in vain.
“Your fervour is giving Didi sleepless nights, and that’s why she is adopting the ways of the Left,” PM added.
Lauding the Interim budget 2019, PM Modi said the budget illustrates “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas”, adding that it was just a trailer.
“The budget after the elections will portray the contours of a New India,” he said.
The Prime Minister also batted for the Hindu Bangladeshi migrants in a bid to woo the voters ahead of the Lok Sabha polls that are due this May.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi kicked off the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with a public rally in Thakurnagar.
In a bid to woo the people, the Prime Minister said the people will not be required to pay any ‘syndicate tax’ and the money to the farmers will be directly paid to their bank accounts.
The rallies are being held at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has upped the ante against the BJP-headed government at the Centre and has given the call to oust the PM Modi government in the next General Election.
Apart from PM Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and many other top leaders are also expected to attend several ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ rallies across the state.