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West Bengal ready to push Mamata Banerjee out of power, elect BJP: JP Nadda

Nadda also claimed that the lack of infrastructure in Bengal’s agriculture was a result of the ruling party’s policies.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 6, 2021 6:22:27 pm
BJP leader J P Nadda at the launch of 'Parivartan Yatra' in West Bengal.

BJP president JP Nadda, who arrived in West Bengal capital Kolkata Saturday, said the people of the state are ready to say “goodbye” to incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming elections and bring in BJP. Nadda said his party will ensure Bengal’s proper “vikas.”

Nadda, attending the final round of the month-long “Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan” of the party, slammed Mamata Banerjee for shunning development and depriving farmers the benefits of PM’s Kisan Yojna due to her “ego.”

Accusing CM Mamata Banerjee of doing “injustice” to Bengal farmers, Nadda said,  “PM Modi gave 6,000 rupees to farmers across the country through ‘PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi,’ but Mamata due to her ego did not allow the implementation of this programme in Bengal.”

Due to this, Nadda said that over 70 lakh farmers have been deprived of annual aid of Rs 6,000 for the last 2 years.”

Nadda also claimed that the lack of infrastructure in Bengal’s agriculture was a result of the ruling party’s policies. “Due to Mamata, Bengal has no proper infrastructure for farmers, no facilities for irrigation, no storage for grains,” Nadda said. This is in contrast to the work BJP is doing across the country, Nadda said highlighting the special rails made for transporting grains.

Mocking Banerjee for agreeing to implement the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana only after realising that her party is fast losing ground among the farmers in the state, Nadda vowed justice for them once the BJP is voted to power in West Bengal.

The BJP president said that the prime minister recently inaugurated the 100th Kisan Rail, an initiative that will help farmers transport their produce anywhere in the country with great ease. Lauding the Modi government for its pro-farmer policies, the BJP leader said, it ensured that they got 1.5 times more than the input cost for their produce.

Nadda was addressing a rally of farmers during the last phase of the month-long ‘Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan’ and ‘Ek Mutthi Chawal’ campaign which he had flagged off in order to mobilise the farming community in the state in favour of the BJP.

“Today, when about 25 lakh farmers of Bengal sent applications for securing the benefits of PM Kisan Samman
Nidhi scheme to the central government, Mamata Ji is saying she will implement it. Mamata ji, elections are round the corner. Now, it’s too late,” he said, castigating the chief minister.

Nadda said the state’s people have made up their mind bid “namaste and tata” to Banerjee and her party after the
assembly polls.

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