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PM Modi shows Ram card to Mamata Banerjee, plays political football in West Bengal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 February 2021, 7:38 IST
PM Narendra Modi

In the poll-bound West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday tried to score a point on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by talking football, 'repeated fouls by Trinamool Congress (TMC) government', and Ram Card. According to reports, there has been deep polarisation on the basis of religion in West Bengal and it appears the fissures are going to get even wider.

Football analogy
Using a football analogy PM Narendra Modi said: "TMC has made many back to back fouls which includes misgovernance, violence, corruption, and attack on beliefs of people. People of Bengal love football and they are watching everything. Soon Bengal is going to show 'Ram card' to TMC".

Match-fixing by TMC, Congress, Left: Modi

PM Modi told his supporters that "in Bengal, our fight is with TMC but we also need to be careful of their hidden friends. Left, Congress and TMC are involved in match mixing behind the curtains. In Delhi, they meet & discuss politics. In Kerala, Congress & Left have made a deal to loot the state for 5 years each".

No development politics under Didi in West Bengal: Modi

PM Modi said the politics in the state is responsible for the current state of West Bengal as there has not been developmental politics in the state which thwarted its growth.

"All industries and infrastructure in Bengal today need transformation and modernisation. How many factories have been opened in the last 10 years? What happened to the steel plant? The region got opportunities and there was no competition. I want to put a question to the people of West Bengal: Your state was developed even during British rule. The state of infrastructure was stronger compared to the rest of the nation. Bengal has always shown the way to the nation. Why then, Bengal lost its pace of development?" he said.

NO 'parivartan', only repeat of left vices: Modi

Lashing out at the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, PM Modi said, "In the first year of Mamata Government, it became clear that what West Bengal had got was not 'parivartan' but the revival of the left and that too with interest. The revival of the left meant the revival of corruption, crime, violence, and attacks on democracy."

Commenting upon the ruling TMC government, PM Modi said, "TMC has criminalised politics, institutionalised corruption and politicised administration and police. Bengal wants to ask TMC why are they admitting people in their party who shot at poor people and farmers in Nandigram?"
Prime Minister Modi was addressing a public meeting in Haldia area of Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 7 February 2021, 20:24 IST