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Modi in West Bengal Highlights: PM calls Mamata govt ‘Communist Part-2’

Modi in West Bengal Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress government in Chhattisgarh has only stopped the welfare schemes of the previous government instead of doing any good work.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leader Santanu Thakur during the International Matua Maha Sammelan and Dharma Sabha at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas. (Express Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Jalpaiguri in West Bengal where he addressed a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the National Highway 31-D section and inaugurating the new High Court bench circuit in the city. He said that the new high court would be beneficial for the people of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and adjacent areas as it would save their time and money. Adding that he had a special relationship with people of North Bengal, he said that the people of the city are tea-growers and he is a tea maker. While establishing this bond, he also took a dig at TMC leader and state CM Mamata Banerjee and questioned on what issues she has with ‘chaiwallas’.

Earlier during the day, PM Modi had visited Raigarh in Chhattisgarh and said the Congress government in state has only stopped the welfare schemes of the previous government instead of doing any good work. “The first thing they did was to remove Chhattisgarh from ‘Modicare’, and second was to not let the CBI enter the state, Why? What are you afraid of?” said Modi at the rally.

The third public meeting in the state, this rally came just days after the dramatic standoff between Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and CBI after the central investigation agency reached Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence to quiz him in a chit fund scam case.

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Slamming Mamata Banerjee , Modi said, "Ye rishta chai ka rishta, aap chai ugaane wale hain and aur mein chai banaate hoon. Chaiwaalon se Didi ko probelm kya hai? Chaiwaalon se Didi ko kya problem hai? " (You're tea growers and I'm tea maker, we have a Chai-relation with each other. What problem does Mamata Banerjee have with people who are in the tea industry?) 

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Modi addresses rally in Chhattisgarh. He says, "When new government was formed in Chhattisgarh, we also congratulated them that maybe they will implement some new approach for the development of the state. But what they have only done is try to stop the ongoing schemes."

PM Modi will land at the Bagdogra International Airport at 2pm and directly head towards Moynaguri in Jalpaiguri where last-minute preparations for his rally are in full swing. Modi will also lay foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of National Highway-31D. PM Modi will also inaugurate New High Court Circuit Bench at Jalpaiguri. All security arrangements have been made.

Modi is expected to utilise the opportunity to address the people of Bengal to mobilise support for his party amid Banerjee's repeated efforts to strengthen the grand opposition alliance to upset BJP's chances in the upcoming elections.

On Saturday, a stampede-like situation at Modi's Thakurnagar rally forced him to cut his speech short. While Modi was addressing the Matua community, a crowd of supporters standing outside the venue tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally ground, leading to a commotion. Several people, including women and children were injured.

Modi in his two previous rallies in Bengal had accused the state government of treading the path of the previous Communist government to crush democracy. “TMC doesn’t take interest in initiating development projects where there is no share for the syndicate…where there is no ‘malai’ (cream),” he said in Durgapur.