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.