Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Bankura, West Bengal
A deep concern for the lack of development in West Bengal and a focused determination to undo this and work towards the State’s prosperity was conveyed by Shri Narendra Modi during his rallies at Bankura and Asansol in West Bengal, on the afternoon of 4th May. From a more efficient state government with BJP at the Centre, to his resolve of fighting the scamsters, Shri Modi shared various insights into a BJP-led government that would ensure the prevalence of ‘badlaav ki raajneeti’ (politics for change).
Asserting how the effectiveness of a BJP-led government in Delhi will only impel the ruling State government to take action and focus on developing the State, Shri Modi said, “If you stand with Didi alone then will anything happen? No. Get Modi to Delhi and then there can be a healthy competition.” He also added how the people could have a ‘double faida’ by electing a BJP government in Delhi that would work for West Bengal, and consequently having a more efficient State government who will be on its toes, working for the progress of the State and its people.
Retaliating strongly to the TMC chief’s recent comments citing Shri Modi as ‘paper tiger’ and comparing him to the Royal Bengal tiger in a disapproving manner, Shri Modi said that the real tiger was, in fact, the Bengali youth with their immense potential. In defiance of the comment, Shri Modi confronted ‘Didi’ and asked her if her government could punish the doers of the Sharda Chit Fund scam and prove themselves as the ‘real tiger’. “What kind of a set up is this where people form chit funds, smile with leaders and keep looting people. A real tiger will never save scamsters. I am fighting against this lot,” said Shri Modi.
Condemning the TMC leader’s preference and support for intruders from Bangladesh, Shri Modi spoke of how this had robbed the State’s youth of growth opportunities. He affirmed of strict action against those infiltrators who had only come to flare up votebank politics, but, at the same time, also asked the people to warmly welcome those who had been shoved off by Bangladesh and had come to seek refuge. “Those who were children of Bharat Mata, those who observe Durgashtami they are my brothers. We must treat them like children of India, but those who come here for votebank politics and take away jobs of our youth will have to go back,” said Shri Modi.
Women’s safety was yet another aspect spoken of by Shri Modi, who stated how, out of the first 3 states with most atrocities on women, one was West Bengal. This, he said, was despite Didi’s claims of the ‘real tiger’ being in Bengal.
Shri Modi affirmed of his commitment to work for West Bengal’s prosperity, despite the false statements and abuses of ‘Didi’, and said, “We have not come into politics with ‘Badle ki Bhavna’ but we have come with ‘Badlav Ki Bhavna’.”
In Asansol, Shri Modi urged the people to support Babul Supriyo, the BJP candidate from the region. He also attacked the State government for various scams, including the scam in recruitment of teachers in the State, and shared Gujarat’s success story of recruiting teachers through online software. Citing facts and figures which conveyed that Muslims in Gujarat were well-off when compared to their counterparts in WB, Shri Modi condemned the State government for its incompetence in ensuring the progress of every section of the society.
Shri Modi also appealed to the Election Commission of India to ensure that the next two phases of polling, in these regions, must be free of any rigging or any other form of manipulation. "Democracy doesn't work like this. I know that in the elections on May 30 how much rigging took place. False cases have been filed against our candidate Babul Supriyo. Election Commission's work is to protect people. It is your responsbility to ensure impartial polls. I request you to fulfil your responsibilities in the right way," said Shri Modi in Asansol.
Exposing the pretentiousness of the State government, Shri Modi said that while it fights with the Congress and Left in Bengal, in Delhi, the three are good friends. He called for the need to end such a deceiving government at the Centre and the State, and instead bring in a government, the only focus of which was the Nation’s development. “Vote for development and vote for the future of Bengal, to end poverty and lack of education in West Bengal,” said Shri Modi. He urged the people to vote for the BJP and support a growth-focused government, thereby ensuring Bengal’s development and better lives for the people of the Nation.
Photos : Shri Modi addressing a massive rally in Asansol, West Bengal