Speaking at a public meeting in Haldia, West Bengal today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was reviewing the situation in Uttarakhand following a glacier burst incident at Joshimath in Chamoli district today. PM Modi took stock of the rescue and relief work underway. The entire nation is praying for everyone's safety there, he said, adding that he was monitoring the situation constantly and was in touch with State CM Trivendra Rawat ji, Union Home Minister and NDRF officials.
Talking on several key infrastructure projects, PM Modi said, “Development of modern infrastructure in West Bengal has been a constant priority of the Central Government. Work on the metro project in Kolkata is going on at a cost of Rs 8,500 crore. In Budget 2021, the Central government has widened the ambit of these projects. The government is also going to spend thousands of crores to build national highways in the state.”
“From the LPG import terminal, LPG will be easily available in the entire east Indian region, including Bengal. Also, a special focus has also been provided to our tea-farmers and we've allotted Rs 1,000 crore for them in this year's budget. It will help West Bengal's tea-farmers, especially women farmers,” he said.
Asking a question to the people of West Bengal, the PM, said, “Your state was developed even during British rule. The state of infrastructure was stronger compared to the rest of the nation. The region had opportunities and there was no competition. Bengal has always shown the way to the nation. Why then, Bengal lost its speed of development?”
PM Modi added, “The politics in the state is responsible for the state of West Bengal. There hasn't been developmental politics in the state, thwarting its growth. In Bengal, if you ask Mamata didi about your right then she gets frustrated. She even gets annoyed if slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' are raised.”
“Mamata didi promised parivartan in West Bengal. Everyone trusted her with her promise, but in 10 years, all they received was nirmamta. What they have is rebirth of the Left. Rebirth of criminals. Rebirth of attack on loktantra,” he asserted.
Prime Minister Modi launched a scathing attack on the global conspiracy to defame India. He said that people who are conspiring to defame India have stooped so low that they are not sparing even Indian tea and Yoga. He asked why Mamata didn’t ask question to them who were maligning the image of the nation.
“In the first year of Mamata Government, it became clear that what Bengal had got was not 'parivartan' but revival of left and that too with interest. Revival of left meant revival of corruption, crime, violence, and attacks on democracy. 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,” asked the Prime Minister.
Attacking the Mamata Government, PM Modi said, “The Central govt ensured that the poor people had enough food during the COVID lockdown. However, the TMC govt failed at delivering it to the needy. Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the poor patients of West Bengal are also deprived of the facility of free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh in hospitals across the country.”
“Under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, over 10 crore small farmers have received Rs 1.15 lakh crore in their accounts. I am sad to say that WB farmers could also have received the support, but the govt in the state did not allow the scheme to be implemented,” he added.
Speaking at the public meeting, PM Modi said, “I promise the farmers of West Bengal that if we form the government in the state, we will pay you the remaining amount, at par with other Indian farmers, directly into your bank accounts. You will receive all benefits from the Central government.”
Drawing a comparison between Bengal’s love for football and TMC, PM Modi said, “Bengal loves football and in that terminology, I want to say TMC has committed many fouls- Foul of corruption, foul on governance and foul on faith. In a play on the red card in football, PM said Bengal is soon going to show the 'Ram card' to Trinamool.”
“The TMC tolabaz and syndicate are only for few days...parivartan is inevitable this time in Bengal,” he said. Also, he said that TMC government rebirth of erstwhile Left rule, rebirth of corruption and attack on democracy.