PM Modi addresses at Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in West Bengal via VC

Published By : Admin | August 12, 2023 | 10:32 IST
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Addressing the Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in West Bengal via video conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked that the no-confidence motion tabled by the Opposition against the NDA government was defeated in the Lok Sabha. “The situation was such that the people of the opposition left the house in the middle of the discussion and ran away. The truth is that they were scared of voting on the no-confidence motion,” he said.


PM Modi pointed out that the nation observed the opposition's departure from the no-confidence motion debate. However, he said, "It is disheartening that these individuals greatly let down the people of Manipur. Since the outset, the government sought a dedicated and focused discourse on Manipur. Regrettably, their motives were different."


Criticizing the TMC-led government in West Bengal, he highlighted the ongoing struggle of his party karyakartas in the state. He referred to recent Panchayat elections, pointing out alleged TMC bloody game - obstructing BJP candidates from filling forms, preventing their participation, and resorting to violent attacks even when BJP candidates manage to win. This, he claimed, exemplifies the TMC's political approach in West Bengal.


PM Modi asserted that the neglect of Eastern India after independence has hurt the country's progress the most. He highlighted efforts to close this developmental gap, noting that a significant portion of the 13.5 crore people lifted out of poverty in the last 5 years hail from Eastern India. He further stated, “In our country, for the last 50 years, slogans were given – ‘Garibi Hatao’. But those who gave this slogan could not remove poverty. A natural question is that the work which could not be done in five decades, how has the BJP government done it in such a short time?”


Discussing the advantages brought forth by the government's initiatives in Eastern India, PM Modi stated, "About 18,000 villages across the nation, previously devoid of electricity, have now been illuminated by the government. Of these, about 13,000 villages were from Eastern India only. On 15 August 2019, we launched the Jal Jeevan Mission. During its inception, less than 20 percent of rural households in the country had access to tap water. Today, more than 60 percent rural families are getting water from taps.”


“Many of you will be surprised to know that in a state like Mizoram till 4 years ago only 6 percent of the houses had piped water access. Today this number is more than 90 percent. In the last 9 years in Bihar, more than 50 lakh houses have been built under PM Gramin Awas Yojana. About 45 lakh poor families have got pucca houses in West Bengal. In Assam too, 20 lakh houses have been built for the poor,” he added.


Highlighting the rapid development in Eastern India, PM Modi said, “For better health facilities, from Guwahati in Assam to Kalyani in West Bengal, From Deoghar in Jharkhand to Darbhanga in Bihar, New AIIMS have been opened with this planning so that people do not have to travel hundreds of kilometers for treatment. Over the past 9 years, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha have collectively received 31 new medical colleges, while the North East has seen a doubling of medical college numbers.”


The Prime Minister noted the conversion of North East railway lines to broad gauge, significant capacity growth in major ports, establishment of new waterways, and the development of 9 airports to enhance air connectivity in the region. He expressed the anticipation of a profound transformation in the vast eastern part of the country due to these initiatives.


PM Modi iterated, "In the present times, local demand holds global significance. That's why, with a campaign like Vocal for Local, the country launched the ‘One District One Product’ scheme. Panchayats can significantly contribute by facilitating the introduction of your district's unique specialties to the market, thereby enhancing product quality. Your efforts should aim to link small-scale workers and industries with the market, facilitating their connection through the GEM portal. The GI tag also holds substantial value in elevating the success of local products."


Also, PM Modi emphasized the revitalization of dormant ponds and lakes, urging active participation in the Amrit Sarovar initiative, with a hope that your district takes a lead. He further advocated for an increased tree planting effort, emphasizing the need for efficient and effective execution of these endeavors.


During the event, PM Modi called upon all karyakartas to actively engage in the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, advocating for the display of the national flag at every household. He also encouraged the linkage of villages with the ongoing Amrit Kalash Yatra, a tribute to the country's martyrs.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public gathering in Krishnanagar, West Bengal, where he paid homage to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the eminent preacher of Bhagwan Shri Krishna, and extended his greetings to the revered mothers, sisters, and daughters present in huge numbers.

During his address, PM Modi highlighted the significant developmental projects initiated in West Bengal in the past two days, amounting to over Rs. 22,000 crores. These projects aim to bolster the state's connectivity, electricity, petroleum infrastructure, and port facilities, fostering increased investment and job creation opportunities for the youth, said PM Modi.

However, PM Modi expressed concern over the functioning of the TMC-led state government, citing disappointment among the people of West Bengal due to oppression and betrayal of trust. He criticized the TMC's governance, associating it with oppression, autocracy, corruption, and nepotism, alleging its reluctance to uplift the state's populace.

PM Modi underscored the establishment of the first AIIMS in West Bengal as an example of the state government's obstructionism, despite his assurance to fulfill the commitment. He lamented the hurdles faced in setting up the Kalyani AIIMS and accused the TMC government of impeding environmental permissions for the hospital's establishment. He said, "The TMC government is creating obstacles related to environmental permissions for such a large hospital. If they don't get a commission, the TMC government stops all permissions."

Furthermore, PM Modi reiterated the BJP government's commitment to healthcare improvement in West Bengal, highlighting the doubling of government medical colleges in the state in the past decade and said, "The BJP is committed to improving healthcare facilities in West Bengal for the future of the youth. That's why we are continuously working to improve healthcare services here. Since the inception of medical colleges in the country, until 2014, there were only 14 government medical colleges in West Bengal. In the last 10 years, government medical colleges have doubled to 26."

Regarding the jute industry, PM Modi emphasized the BJP government's efforts to revive jute cultivation and industry, including the mandatory use of jute bags for packaging essential commodities. He praised the significant orders received by jute mills and the consistent increase in MSP for jute. He said, "The Union government of the BJP has taken continuous significant decisions for both jute cultivation and industry. This BJP government is the one that has made it mandatory to use jute bags for packaging wheat, rice, and sugar. As a result, jute mills here receive orders worth several thousand crores every year. The BJP government is also consistently increasing the MSP for jute."

PM Modi also criticized the TMC government's failure to implement central women's safety and empowerment schemes, citing examples such as the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign and the 'Ujjwala' scheme.

"TMC in West Bengal has taken the votes of our mothers and sisters by chanting slogans of mother, land, and people. But today, everyone, including mothers, land, and people, is suffering under the misrule of TMC. The protesting sisters continued to demand justice, but the TMC government did not listen to them. The situation in Bengal is such that here, it's not the police but the criminals who decide when to surrender and when to be arrested," said the Prime Minister.

"The state government did not even want the perpetrators of hooliganism to ever be arrested. But then, the women of Bengal, standing tall as Maa Durga, and every BJP worker standing with them, made this state government bend," he added.

Highlighting the misrule and misgovernance of TMC in Bengal, PM Modi said, "TMC is constantly trying to put its sticker on the central government's schemes and turn every scheme into a scam. The BJP-led Union government provides free rations to 6 crore people in West Bengal. This scheme will continue for the next 5 years, this is Modi's guarantee. But even on this scheme, people from TMC are putting their stickers on. These people are not even hesitating to loot the rations of the poor."

In concluding remarks, PM Modi urged the youth to support the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, emphasizing the party's vision for national development and prosperity, echoing the slogan "Bengal's development will lead to the country's development." He called upon party workers to convey his regards to every village in West Bengal.