Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a fresh attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that her model of governance is based on corruption, conspiracy against the poor and appeasement. PM Modi said Banerjee is rattled with the polling in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections.
“The reports of polling in the first two phases (of Lok Sabha elections) in Bengal have put brakes on Speedbreaker Didi (a reference to Banerjee). She has lost her sleep,” said PM Modi, who was addressing an election rally in West Bengal’s Buniadpur.
The prime minister said the BJP workers are being attacked in Bengal as the Trinamool Congress is rattled with the kind of support the Modi government has received in the first two phases of polling.
“One more worker of our party has been killed in Purulia…Har atyachar ka nyay hoga (justice will be done for every atrocity). Strict punishment will be given to those resorting to violence in Bengal. Ab nyay hoga (justice will be served now),” he told the crowd gathered to hear his speech in Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency in Bengal’s South Dinajpur district.
PM Modi’s rally in Bengal came three days ahead of the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls, on April 23. Five parliamentary constituencies, Balurghat, Malda Uttar, Malda Dakshin, Murshidabad and Jangipur will vote in the third phase of the national elections.
The BJP has set an ambitious target of winning 23 of 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, where the party had won only two seats five years ago. Top BJP leaders have been campaigning aggressively in Bengal targeting the Banerjee government over a range of issues.
PM Modi was scheduled to address a rally in north Bengal before the second phase of polls (April 18) but he could not make it.