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.
Modi addresses people in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Get Highlights here.
PM Modi lashes out at Congress over Triple Talaq
PM Modi alleged that Congress has tortured Muslim women over divorce laws in the country.
कांग्रेस ने उन लाखों मुसलिम बहनों-बेटियों के साथ अत्याचार किया है, उन्हें धोखा दिया है जो तीन तलाक कानून के लिए बरसों से प्रदर्शन कर रहीं थीं, मीडिया में आकर अपनी पीड़ा जता रहीं थीं: PM @narendramodi— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) February 8, 2019
PM Modi calls Kolkata a 'platform for corruption'
PM Modi said, "Today Kolkata has become the platform for the corruption and for saving the corrupt. I want to tell every person who has been making a forum in Kolkata and shouting Modi-Modi, where all will you stage a protest in order cover the corrupt people? Today, every corrupt person is troubled by Modi. We are trying to bring in those who have looted the poor, betrayed the defence forces from abroad but these people are trying to save them with all their might and power."
PM Modi says, 'West Bengal's CM is Didi, but someone else's Dadagiri runs around here'
In an attack at Mamata Banerjee's TMC-led govt in West Bengal, PM Modi said, "In West Bengal, in the name of mother, soil and people (Ma, Maati and Manush), those who gave you the power to rule, the responsibility to ensure freedom from the Communist power, the TMC instead made the same violence the 'political culture' here." He added that the situation today is that though West Bengal's Chief Minister is Didi, but someone else's Dadagiri runs around here , whereas TMC's 'Jagai madhai' are running the administration.
NDA govt's development plans are intentional, policies made accordingly: PM Modi on tea estate workers
Hailing the BJP rule at the Centre, he claimed that the NDA government's development plans are intentional and policy is made in accordance to that which is why we have re-opened tea estates and opened the bank accounts of those working in these estates. He also spoke about the pension scheme for the tea estate workers.
प्रधानमंत्री श्रमयोगी मान-धन योजना के तहत देश के 40-42 करोड़ असंगठित मज़दूर बहन-भाइयों को 60 वर्ष के बाद 3 हज़ार रुपए प्रतिमाह पेंशन की सुविधा सुनिश्चित की जाएगी: PM @narendramodi https://t.co/H14i5EoZjs— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) February 8, 2019
North Bengal known for T3- Tea, Timber and Tourism, but government ignored these industries: PM Modi
Taking a jibe at the West Bengal government, PM Modi said that the government has defamed the 'Maati' (soil) and made the 'Manush' (people) helpless as the art and culture for which the state was known, now lives as a discussion for violence. He also said, "North Bengal is famous for 3T- Tea, Timber and Tourism'. These three industries have been disregarded, whether it has been the Communist government or Communist -Part 2 government, referring to the ruling TMC government. The balanced development of these industries has not been catered to."
PM Modi congratulates Jalpaiguri citizens, calls the bench 'an effort to save money and time'
Congratulating the citizens in Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, the PM said that they will no longer have to go to Kolkata to get their cases involving the High Court resolved. Calling it as a move to save time and money, Modi lauded the effort to establish the new circuit bench.
आज आपकी दशकों पुरानी एक और मांग पूरी हुई है। थोड़ी देर पहले ही कलकत्ता हाईकोर्ट की जलपाईगुड़ी खंडपीठ का उद्घाटन किया गया है।— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) February 8, 2019
इस खंडपीठ के लिए जलपाईगुड़ी, दार्जिलिंग, कलिंगपोंग, कूच बिहार और इस क्षेत्र के सभी बहनों-भाइयों को बहुत-बहुत बधाई: PM @narendramodi
We have a tea-relationship with each other: PM Modi in Jalpaiguri
After inaugurating the new Jalpaiguri High court Circuit bench which covers various adjacent districts, PM Modi greeted the advocates and citizens for the new bench. He alleged Congress has no responsibility in people's problems and nearly 3 years ago, we had taken a decision ahead.
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?)
PM Modi arrives in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri
PM Modi laid the foundation stone for a four-lane section of National Highway 31 D and also inaugurated the New High Court bench in the city.
West Bengal: PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the four-laning of the Falakata – Salsalabari section of NH -31 D and inaugurates New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri. pic.twitter.com/JzXPR5uVo4— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
Have come to get new mandate for new India: PM Modi
I have come amidst you to get a new mandate for a new India: Modi at public rally in Chhattisgarh
BJP-led government behind decline of poverty in India: PM Modi
India's poverty has started to decline due to efforts of the BJP-led government, Modi said at Chhattisgarh.
PM Modi targets 'dynasty' of Congress
Modi targets 'dynasty' of Congress. He says most members of the Gandhi family either out on bail or have obtained anticipatory bail.
PM Modi targets opposition 'mahagathbandhan'
Congress government suspended all the good schemes, stopped CBI: PM Modi
PM Modi alleged that the Congress government suspended all the good schemes and also stopped CBI. "The first two decisions that the Congress govt took, you must think about them. The first thing they did was to remove Chhattisgarh from 'Modicare' and second decision was to not let the CBI enter the state," he said.
PM Modi in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh: The first two decisions that the Congress govt took, you must think about them. The first thing they did was to remove Chhattisgarh from 'Modicare' and second decision was to not let the CBI enter the state, Why? What are you afraid of? pic.twitter.com/QwJN1Aa06g— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
Modi addresses rally in Chhattisgarh
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 in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh: When new Govt 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 pic.twitter.com/jd7xvzJIqu— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019