Addressing a public gathering, Prime Minister Narendra said that the enthusiasm and energy by the crowd is sending a message from Kolkata to Delhi. “Now West Bengal has made up its mind for ‘poriborton’ (change),” he said.
Training guns at the Mamata Banerjee-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that lakhs of needy people in Bengal have not been able to receive free treatment worth Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. “This is the kind of hurdle Mamata Ji’s government has formed between people of Bengal and development,” he said.
Pitching for a BJP government in poll-bound Bengal, Modi said that the BJP government should be formed not just for political ‘poribartan‘ (political change), but for ‘asol poribartan‘ (real change) in the state. “Lotus will bring that ‘asol poribartan’ that youth aims for,” he said.
Prime Minister Modi is in Bengal to inaugurate the extension of the Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar and flag off 1st service easing out access to Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineshwar, 3rd line between Kalaikunda and Jhargham.
He will also dedicate doubling of Azimganj to Khargrhat Road section, a part of Howrah-Bandel-Azimganj station and 4th line between Dankuni and Baruipara of Howrah-Bardhaman Chord Line and 3rd line between Rasulpur and Magra.
Earlier today in Assam, Prime Minister accused the previous governments of neglecting the state and the northeast and reaffirmed his commitment to the development of the region.
“Those who ruled for decades since Independence believed Dispur was too distant from Delhi. ‘Dilli ab door nahi aapke darwaaze par hai‘ (Delhi is not far now, it stands at your doorstep,” he told a massive gathering after dedicating to people, inaugurating and laying the foundation of a slew of projects worth over Rs 3,300 crore.
Modi also said that he will visit Assam and other poll-bound states as many times as possible before elections are announced, likely in the first week of March.