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Modi in West Bengal, Assam Highlights: Lotus will bring ‘asol poribartan’ in West Bengal, says PM Modi

PM Modi was 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 24, 2021 8:42:45 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally in Hooghly, West Bengal.

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.

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PM Narendra Modi visited and Assam and West Bengal today. Here are highlights of his trips

22:32 (IST)22 Feb 2021
PM Modi 'migratory bird': Grand Alliance in Assam

The Congress-led Grand Alliance in Assam on Monday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "migratory bird" who visits the state often but does not solve any problem. The comment was made after Modi paid his third visit in a month to the poll-bound state and dedicated to the nation a number of projects in different parts of the state. (PTI)

19:54 (IST)22 Feb 2021
PM Modi accuses TMC govt of ‘appeasement politics’

On his second visit to West Bengal ahead of election to the 294-member Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state. Addressing a public meeting in Hooghly, PM Modi said development in Bengal is not possible as long as cut money culture, syndicate rule and “tolabaji” (extortion) persist. More details here.

Narendra Modi, West Bengal, Assam
PM Modi at Dunlop playground during a public rally. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

 

18:23 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Politics in WB does not allow Bengalis to worship Durga Maa: PM Modi

Hitting out at the TMC government in Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that politics in West Bengal "does not allow Bengalis to worship Durga Maa". He also alleged that the Vande Mataram Bhavan, where Bankim Chandra sowed the seeds of Vande Mataram, is in very poor condition. "Not maintaining such a heritage site is politics that works on vote banks," he said.

17:40 (IST)22 Feb 2021
PM Modi inaugurates railway projects projects in Hooghly

"West Bengal has been an important centre for country's self-reliance. There's tremendous potential for trade and business with northeast and neighbouring nations from here. Keeping this in mind, serious efforts have been made in past few years to strengthen the rail network," PM Modi said during the inauguration.

16:58 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Lotus will bring 'asol poribartan' in West Bengal, says PM Modi

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.

16:44 (IST)22 Feb 2021
TMC doing injustice to 'Bengal Ki Beti': PM Modi in Hooghly

"Out of 1-1.75 crore houses (in WB), only 9 lakh have water pipeline. The way the state govt works, no wonder how many more years it'll take to deliver water to the poor. This shows that TMC doing injustice to 'Bengal Ki Beti'. Can they be forgiven?" PM said in Hooghly.

16:40 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Ashol Poriborton' needed in Bengal: PM Modi

Addressing the public rally in Hooghly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the formation of a BJP govt in West Bengal isn't just for a change in power, but for 'Ashol Poriborton' (real transformation). "Our youth is living with the hope of this 'Ashol Poriborton', and thus, we need to form the BJP govt in Bengal," he told the crowd.

16:37 (IST)22 Feb 2021
BJP govt will bring changes in industrial policies for Bengal's development: PM Modi

"The BJP govt will bring changes in the industrial policies for development in the state. We will take quick decisions for swift development," Prime Minister Modi said.

16:33 (IST)22 Feb 2021
TMC govt does not care about the poor: PM Mod in Bengal

"Central govt has provided Rs 1,700 crore for relief work after Amphan to the TMC govt in Bengal. The state govt has only spent Rs 609 crore. The leftover Rs 1,100 crore has been siphoned off by TMC," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Hooghly. 

"This proves the TMC govt does not care about the poor, needy and women of Bengal," he added.

Source: Twitter/BJP4India



16:28 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Lakhs of needy people unable to receive benefits of Ayushman Bharat: PM Modi in West Bengal

Training guns at the Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal 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," Modi said.

16:16 (IST)22 Feb 2021
West Bengal has made up its mind for 'poriborton': PM Modi in Hooghly.

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.

16:10 (IST)22 Feb 2021
PM Modi addresses public meeting in Hooghly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing a public meeting in Hooghly, West Bengal. 

15:13 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Watch: PM Modi's full speech in Dhemaji, Assam

Watch PM Modi's speech at the launch of development initiatives in Dhemaji, Assam.

13:12 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Will visit Assam, other poll-bound states as many times as possible before elections are announced, says PM Modi

PM Modi Monday said that he will visit Assam and other poll-bound states as many times as possible before elections are announced.

12:40 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Speed of development will be increased, say PM Modi in Assam

At an event in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of the state that the speed of development will be increased.

"Assam has everything that is enough for every Assamese. We just need to ensure that the double-engine of development that is already in place is strengthened. I assure the people of Assam that the speed of development will be increased," he said.

12:37 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Assam govt working for colleges for girls: PM Modi

PM Modi Monday said the Assam goverment is working towards the creation of colleges for girls and polytechnic colleges in the region.

"The Dhemaji Engineering College is the first engineering college in North Bank. 3 such engineering colleges are also in the pipeline. The Assam govt is working at a massive level for such colleges for girls and even polytechnic colleges in the region," he said.

12:31 (IST)22 Feb 2021
LPG coverage in Assam stands at nearly 100% today, says PM Modi

PM Modi Monday said with the help of Ujjwala Yojana, LPG coverage in Assam stands at nearly 100% in the state. 

"Till 2014, out of every 100 families, only 55 families had LPG gas connections. In Assam, this number stood at 40 even after a refinery was present in the state. With the help of Ujjwala Yojana, LPG coverage in Assam stands at nearly 100% today!" he said.

12:29 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Centre & Assam govt working together to develop infrastructure in the state: PM Modi in Dhemaji, Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the Centre & Assam government are working together to develop infrastructure in the state. 

"Centre & Assam govt working collaboratively to develop State infrastructure. Despite the State having great potential, former govts gave it 'sautela' treatment by overlooking development in various sectors," he said, news agency ANI reported.

12:25 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Our government's motto has led to rapid development of Assam: PM Modi

PM Modi Monday said at an event in Assam that the government's motto of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' has led to rapid development in the state.

12:08 (IST)22 Feb 2021
PM inaugurates developmental projects in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday inaugurated and lay the foundation stone of various projects in Silapathar, Dhemaji, Assam. 

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This will be PM Modi's third visit to Bengal within a span of weeks and before the dates of the crucial assembly polls in the state are to be announced.

According to sources, the PM will arrive from Assam on Monday and hold a public meeting in Chuchura followed by an official programme. Preparations are under way in Chuchura Dunlop grounds for the public meeting that will be attended by state BJP leaders and workers from Hooghly district.

Modi is likely to inaugurate the 4.1-km extension of North-South metro to Dakshineshwar station, apart from other projects. However, no final decision has been taken yet on whether he will remotely inaugurate the project from Hooghly or he will visit Dakshineshwar, sources said.

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