Bengal is set to bid farewell to the misrule of parties like TMC, Congress and Left Front that ruined the state: PM Modi
West Bengal needs was all-round development: Prime Minster Modi
TMC did not fulfil the expectations and aspirations of the youth of Bengal: PM Modi
West Bengal needs light of development, says Prime Minister Modi
Corruption and nepotism has deepened their roots in Bengal: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a public meeting in Basirhat and Howrah, West Bengal. Shri Narendra Modi said that these elections were about bidding farewell to the misrule of parties like the Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Left Front that ruined the state for forty years.

The Prime Minister stated that what Bengal needed was all-round development that only BJP could provide. He further added, “Sunset happened for the Left but what came after that? It caused only more darkness. We need the light of development.” Shri Modi said that he had a three-point agenda for Bengal –development, fast-paced development and all-round development.

Speaking at the event, Shri Modi expressed concern over several problems that the state was reeling under the current TMC government. He said that the state government had not been able to fulfil the expectations and aspirations of the youth of Bengal. The state lacked job opportunities for the youth, he added. Shri Modi opined that earlier youngsters from all over the country wanted to come to West Bengal and work but now people from the state had to leave their homes for jobs. “Youngsters have to leave their elderly parents and friends, their fields for work. Industries are shut, there is no work opportunity”, he added.

The PM took note of troubles caused due to acute shortage of water in several areas. Shri Modi, “There has been shortage of water in several areas for so many years. Your MLA came to us, we allocated resources for the same but the TMC government does not want to give you water.” The Prime Minister alleged that there were railway ministers from TMC and Congress parties but the sector did not flourish in the state.

Shri Modi mentioned that corruption and nepotism had deepened their roots in the state under the ruling TMC government in Bengal. He noted the Saradha chit fund scam and stated, “Why did Saradha scam happen? Am not asking who committed the scam as that is known. It happened because doors of banks were shut for poor.” The PM highlighted several measures like the Jan Dhan Yojana that were transforming lives of poor across the country.

Shri Narendra Modi urged people of Bengal to give BJP a chance in these elections so that the state could be taken to newer heights of progress. Several Party leaders joined the PM during the rallies.

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PM to visit Mumbai on 13th July
July 12, 2024
PM to launch, dedicate to the nation and lay foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 29,400 crore
PM to lay foundation stone for Thane Borivali Twin Tunnel Project and Tunnel Work at Goregaon Mulund Link Road Project
PM to also lay foundation stone for Kalyan Yard Remodelling and Gati Shakti MultiModal Cargo Terminal at Navi Mumbai
PM to dedicate to the nation new platforms at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and extension of platforms 10 and 11 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Station
PM to launch Mukhyamantri Yuva Karya Prashikshan Yojana with an outlay of around Rs. 5600 crore
PM also to inaugurate Indian News Service (INS) Towers in Mumbai

Prime Minister Shri Narendra will visit Mumbai, Maharashtra on 13th July, 2024. At around 5:30 PM, the Prime Minister will reach NESCO Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, where he will launch, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone for multiple projects related to the road, railways and ports sector worth more than Rs 29,400 crore. After that, at around 7 PM, Prime Minister will also visit the Indian News Service (INS) Secretariat at G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai to inaugurate the INS Towers.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for Thane Borivali Tunnel Project worth Rs. 16,600 crores. This Twin Tube Tunnel between Thane and Borivali alignment will be passing below Sanjay Gandhi National Park which will create direct connection between Western Express Highway at Borivali side and Thane Ghodbander Road at Thane side. Total length of the project is 11.8 km. It will reduce the journey from Thane to Borivali by 12 Km with a saving of about 1 hour in travel time.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for Tunnel work at Goregaon Mulund Link Road (GMLR) Project worth over Rs. 6300 crore. The GMLR envisages road connectivity from Western Express Highway at Goregaon to Eastern Express Highway at Mulund. The total length of the GMLR is approximately 6.65 kilometres and will provide direct connectivity for Western suburbs with the New proposed airport at Navi Mumbai and Pune Mumbai Expressway.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for Kalyan Yard Remodelling and Gati Shakti Multi Modal Cargo Terminal at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. Kalyan Yard will help in the segregation of long distance and suburban traffic. The remodelling will increase the yard's capacity to handle more trains, reducing congestion and improving the efficiency of train operations. The Gati Shakti MultiModal Cargo Terminal in Navi Mumbai will be built in an area of more than 32600 sq mtrs. It will provide additional employment opportunities to the local people and will cater as an additional terminal for handling Cement and other commodities.

Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the New Platforms at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Extension of Platform no. 10 & 11 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Station. The new longer platforms at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus can accommodate longer trains, allowing for more passengers per train and improving the station's capacity to handle increased traffic. Platform no. 10 & 11 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Station have been extended by 382 meters with a cover shed and washable apron. It will help in augmentation of the trains up to 24 coaches thus increasing the number of passengers carried.

Prime Minister will also launch the Mukhyamantri Yuva Karya Prashikshan Yojana with an outlay of around Rs. 5600 crore. It is a transformative internship program aimed at addressing youth unemployment by providing opportunities for skill enhancement and industry exposure for youth aged 18 to 30 years.

Prime Minister will also visit the Indian News Service (INS) Secretariat at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai to inaugurate the INS Towers. The new building will fulfil the evolving needs of Members of INS for a modern and efficient office space in Mumbai, which would serve as the nerve centre for the newspaper industry in Mumbai.