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Congress cannot even cross Rahul Gandhi's age this LS : PM Modi

Congress cannot even cross Rahul Gandhi's age this LS : PM Modi

Chinsurah/Barrackpore, May 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sharpened his attack on the Congress-led INDI Alliance, claiming that the grand old party cannot even cross that of the age of "Shahzada" (Rahul Gandhi).
Addressing a rally in favour of sitting Hooghly MP Locket Chatterjee and BJP Serampore candidate Kabir Shankar Bose, Modi took a jibe at the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal for alleged mal-administration and corrupt government.
" After observing the first three-phase polling across India, the BJP
would surely cross 400 seats in 2024 and appealed to the people of Bengal to discard the TMC in 2024 General election, "
Modi said.
On his second address of the day after Barrackpore in favour of sitting MP Arjun Singh, Modi heightened his attack on the TMC government and alleged the ruling party let its goons unleash terror across the state where the mothers, sisters and even children were not safe.
" Loots and grabbing land of the poor people and even selling the
future of the youth and snatching the dreams of their parents have become the order of the day, "
he said.
When the country was developing in all sectors, Bengal, which
was at the top of the country, was now at the rock bottom folowing alleged rampant corruption in all sections of society, he said adding the state was on the path of deterioration owing to cut money culture and nosediving investment.
" The TMC is the anti-people government, " Modi said and urged the people not to cast a single vote to the TMC candidates.
Earlier in Barrackpore with the attendance of mothers and sisters
remarked, "This scene indicates a forthcoming change in Bengal. The victory of 2019 is poised to be even greater for the BJP this time around."
"West Bengal holds significant importance in Modi's vision for the
development of Eastern India. For 5 to 6 decades post-independence, it was predominantly the Congress family in power. However, during their rule, Eastern India witnessed only poverty and migration. Both the Congress and the parties of the INDI Alliance contributed to Eastern India's backwardness. In 2014, you entrusted Modi with an opportunity... Modi has pledged to transform the eastern region into the driving force behind India's development."
Lambasting the TMC government for deteriorating the state's condition,
PM Modi exclaimed, "There was a time when Bengal contributed
significantly to strengthening the nation's economy. Today, TMC has
turned it into a stronghold of corruption. There was a time when
Bengal witnessed groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Now, under
TMC's rule, bomb-making factories are springing up across the state.
There was a time when Bengal revolted against infiltrators. But today,
under the protection of TMC, infiltrators are thriving here."
Hitting out at the TMC-Congress-Left parties, PM Modi stated, "Today,
following one's faith has become a crime in Bengal. In Bengal, the TMC
government doesn't allow the mention of Lord Ram... In Bengal, the TMC
government doesn't permit the celebration of Ram Navami. Even the
supporters of the Congress-Left have opened a front against the Ram
temple. Can the country be entrusted to the hands of the TMC-Congress
and Left?"
PM Modi highlighted how the INDI Alliance of TMC-Congress has resorted
to appeasement and vote bank politics, urging people to engage in vote
jihad against him.
He mentioned a TMC MLA's threat to drown Hindus in
the Bhagirathi river, illustrating their audacity. This, he said,
diminishes Hindus in Bengal to second-class citizens. Also, he pointed
out that the INDI Alliance aims to revoke SC-ST-OBC reservations,
proposing to allocate them entirely to Muslims.
He cited examples like
Karnataka, where Congress has already allocated OBC reservations to
Talking about the ‘Vote Bank’ politics, the PM iterated that CAA has
provided citizenship to the 'Matua' community of West Bengal. He added
that CAA is the antidote to 'Vote-bank politics' and CAA will provide
citizenship to all those who have suffered the aftermath of partition.
Also, PM Modi gave five guarantees including no religion-based
reservations, no reduction in reservations for SC-ST-OBCs, nobody can
stop Pooja for Ram Navami, nobody can change the Ram Mandir verdict by
SC and nobody can stall the implementation of the CAA.
In a scathing critique of the TMC government, PM Modi highlighted the
perpetual neglect inflicted upon the Jute Industry in West Bengal by
the state government.
He emphasized that Barrackpore serves as the hub
of the Jute Industry, underscoring the central government's efforts to
rejuvenate it despite TMC's propagation of falsehoods.
Continuing his severe criticism of the TMC government, PM Modi said,
“TMC is emblematic of corruption, exemplified by the Teacher
Recruitment scam. The state government auctioned off rate cards for
Teacher Recruitment, openly sold in markets. Positions were auctioned
off, and to make matters worse, OMR sheets were burnt, fake interviews
conducted, and even the court acknowledged government machinery's
involvement in this scandal. This is the state of affairs TMC has
brought upon Bengal.”
Asserting that no corrupt individual will go unpunished, PM Modi
declared, "I will ensure that those responsible for the corruption in
Bengal are held accountable. Those accumulating vast sums of money
will not evade the law. I am pursuing legal avenues to ensure that the
victims receive restitution for these ill-gotten gains."
Modi slammed the opposition for the atrocities happening in
He said, “The perpetrators of Sandeshkhali crimes, first
shielded by TMC's police, now face a new challenge. TMC's goons are
intimidating and threatening the women of Sandeshkhali solely because
the perpetrator's name is Shahjahan Sheikh. Bombs and guns are being
unleashed from his home. Yet, TMC is bent on whitewashing this
criminal by securing his clean chit for the sake of vote-bank

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