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PM slams Mamata's threat to ISKCON, Rama Krishna Mission and Bharat Sevasram

PM slams Mamata's threat to ISKCON, Rama Krishna Mission and Bharat Sevasram

Purulia, Bengal, May 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her alleged threat
to ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission, and Bharat Sevashram Sangh and said the countrymen would not pardon the TMC leader for her open warning to
these institutions, known around the world for their services to humanity.
" What happened to the TMC leader? Her appeasement policy has come to such a low that Guru Prabhupada-founded ISKCON, Swami Vivekananda-
founded Ramakrishna Mission and Swami Pranabananda-founded Bharat Sevashram institutions have come under attack from the Bengal
government, " Modi said and added this is unacceptable for entire countrymen.
“Today, ISKCON, Ram Krishna Mission, and Bharat Sevashram Sangh are known for their services and morality in the country and the world. But today the Chief Minister of Bengal is openly threatening them... warning them from an open stage. There are lakhs of followers associated with these missions all over the world, and their aim is only and only to serve the people. But the Bengal government has pointed a finger at them, threatening them by taking their name. So much courage, just to please its vote bank. To please them, TMC has stooped to such a low level,” he added.
PM Modi reiterated that after June 4, the day the Lok Sabha results will be out, " Action against the corrupt people will be taken
sternly and their places would be in the jails."
Addressing a BJP election rally in favour of Purulia's sitting MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato, Modi also attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC
government over Sandeshkhali issue, stating that the party is "devouring Maa, Maati and Manush".
He emphasised the failures of the INDI alliance and the commitment of the BJP toward the development and uplift of the region.
The Prime Minister outlined the significant discrepancies between the promises made by the TMC and their actions, particularly highlighting issues related to water scarcity, reservations, and corruption.
Addressing the issue of reservations, PM Modi accused the INDI alliance of attempting to undermine the rights of Dalits, backward classes, and tribals.
He asserted, "TMC and its allies want to take away the reservations given to Dalits, backward classes, and tribals. Babasaheb Ambedkar was against reservations based on religion. But today, the INDI alliance wants to provide reservations based on religion."
PM Modi warned that such actions, including the reallocation of OBC quota reservations to Muslims in Karnataka, pose a threat to the established reservation system.
PM Modi also touched upon the safety and dignity of women in Bengal. He expressed concern over incidents like the one in Sandeshkhali, where he alleged that TMC members were involved in crimes against women, particularly from SC/ST communities.
"The crime in Sandeshkhali has forced the sisters of Bengal to think. TMC people do not even consider the sisters of SC/ST families as human," Modi remarked.
He urged the women of Bengal to respond to such injustices through their votes.
The Prime Minister strongly condemned the corruption within TMC and Congress, drawing parallels between the two parties.
"Whether it is TMC or Congress, they are two sides of the same coin. Look at how mountains of cash are found with Congress Ministers and MPs. Similarly, mountains of cash are found with TMC leaders and ministers," he stated.
PM Modi assured the public that after June 4th, his administration would intensify its actions against corruption, ensuring that the looted money is returned to the victims.
Highlighting the BJP's efforts to alleviate this issue, he mentioned that over the past 5-6 years, more than 12 crore homes have been connected with tap water.
However, he criticized the TMC government for hindering this campaign in areas like Purulia, contrasting it with BJP-led states like Uttar Pradesh, where 30,000 homes are being provided with tap connections daily, compared to less than 5,000 in Bengal.
“When Swami Vivekananda went abroad and spoke about India, lakhs of people became his devotees. But there was also a section that hated India. They insulted Swami Vivekananda and tried to intimidate him. But Swami Vivekananda was on a mission for Mother India and was not one to be scared. Today, a similar situation is happening on the soil of Bengal. The TMC government, which instigates fear, intimidation, and violence during elections, has crossed all limits this time,” said PM Modi underlining TMC’s intentions and its governance model.
Emphasizing the BJP's commitment to preserving and promoting cultural heritage, PM Modi praised the Chhau dance of Purulia and highlighted the GI tag awarded to Chhau masks under the BJP's efforts.
"Purulia and its famous Chhau dance are well-known. It was the BJP that gave the Chhau mask a GI tag, linking it to Purulia's identity," he noted.
Furthermore, PM Modi mentioned ongoing infrastructure projects, including the revamping of Purulia Railway Station and the introduction of Vande Bharat trains, to enhance regional connectivity.
In his closing statement, PM Modi called upon the people of Bengal to make a decisive choice in the upcoming elections and urged them to spread the message of development and integrity.
"The people of Bengal have made up their minds to clean TMC this time. The trends are already beginning to show this," he declared. Emphasizing the significance of the upcoming elections, he said, "The country will develop when Bengal develops. Every vote cast for the lotus will directly strengthen Modi."
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