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Highlights| Didi is eyeing Delhi, leaving West Bengal to middlemen: PM Modi

PM Modi addresses rally in West Bengal Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in West Bengal’s Maynaguri district,

By HT Correspondent | Feb 08, 2019 17:17 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a rally in West Bengal’s Maynaguri on Friday,

This will be the prime minister’s first rally in Chhattisgarh after the BJP suffered a massive loss in the state assembly elections in December last year.

“All the preparations have been completed for the PM’s rally in Kodatarai village in Raigarh,” a spokesperson of the party said.

The rally is aimed at energising party workers and supporters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, he said.

Also Read | For Congress, BC is before Cong, AD is after dynasty: PM Modi in Lok Sabha

In Bengal, the prime minister laid the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of National Highway-31 D in Jalpaiguri. This 41.7 km-long section of National Highway falls in the Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal, and will be constructed at a cost of about Rs 1938 crore, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Here are the highlights:

4:38 pm IST

Didi is scared, not because of me but because of the people of Bengal: PM Modi

Didi is scared, not because of me but because of the people of Bengal, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:36 pm IST

This chowkidar will spare neither the perpetrators of chit fund scams nor those protecting them: PM Modi

This “chowkidar” will spare neither the perpetrators of chit fund scams nor those protecting them. The people of Bengal are our inspiration, energy and strength, says PM Narendra Modi at rally in Bengal.

4:32 pm IST

Congress ready to scrap triple talaq law for appeasement’: PM Modi in Bengal

The Congress has shown it does not care for the Supreme Court that has said instant triple talaq is not valid. The Congress is not only trying to resist the triple Talaq Bill in Parliament, it is also trying to destroy the bill altogether. Let me assure my Muslim sisters that we will bring the law against instant triple talaq , says PM Narendra Modi.

4:29 pm IST

Trinamool hooligans have had a field day in West Bengal, now BJP is here to protect you:PM Modi

Trinamool hooligans have had a field day in West Bengal, now BJP is here to protect you, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:28 pm IST

Current state government is following in the footsteps of the Communists: PM Modi

The current state government is following in the footsteps of the Communists. Didi wants to become the PM, leaving the middle class and the poor at the mercy of alliance of syndicate, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:27 pm IST

Didi’s government welcomes infiltrators but stops BJP leaders: PM Modi

Didi’s government welcomes infiltrators but stops BJP leaders. Attempts to stop BJP leaders are a signs that Trinamool is frustrated, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

4:25 pm IST

To all those associated with Mahamilawat, I will not spare those who protect scamster: PM Modi

To all those associated with Mahamilawat, I will not spare those who protect scamsters. Mahamilawat is a group of all those who have no vision, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:24 pm IST

Our govt is taking all efforts to provide the best facilities to the poor: PM Modi

Today our government is taking all efforts to provide the best facilities to the poor. I urge the people here to take the facilities given by central government schemes, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:23 pm IST

Workers employed in tea plantation fields will now be entitled to pension: PM Modi

Workers employed in tea plantation fields will now be entitled to a pension due to a scheme announced in the recent budget. This is going to benefit around 40-42 crore workers working in the unorganized sector. They will get pension after attaining the age of 60, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:21 pm IST

West Bengal CM sits on dharna to save the corrupt: PM Modi

This the first time a chief minister is holding a dharna to defend those accused of looting money of the poor. The chief minister sits on dharna to save the corrupt, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:18 pm IST

BJP uprooted the red flag in Tripura: PM Modi

BJP uprooted the red flag in Tripura, whatever happened there will happen in West Bengal too, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:17 pm IST

Didi is keen to go to Delhi, but has left the people of Bengal suffocated with syndicates: PM Modi

Didi is keen to go to Delhi, but has left the people of Bengal suffocated with syndicates, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:16 pm IST

North Bengal is known for three Ts - tea, timber and tourism: PM Modi

North Bengal is known for three Ts - tea, timber and tourism. All three were neglected by all the previous state governments. The government never paid attention to the sustained development of this region, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:14 pm IST

All the facilities you are getting are being done from Delhi by the Central govt: PM Modi

All the facilities you are getting are being done from Delhi by the Central government, says PM Narendra Modi

4:13 pm IST

Law and order situation in North Bengal has worsened over the years: PM Modi

The law and order situation in North Bengal has worsened over the years. Industries were not developed, youth are migrating, and projects of schemes are stalled, but all this doesn’t bother the West Bengal governmen, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:12 pm IST

Trinamool is Communist Part Two: PM Modi

Why does Didi hate chaiwalas? Trinamool is Communist Part Two, says PM Narendra Modi.

4:09 pm IST

This is a ‘tea-relation’. You grow tea, I make the tea: PM Modi

This is a ‘tea-relation’. You grow tea, I make the tea, says PM Narendra Modi

4:08 pm IST

People of Jalpaiguri will get justice in Jalpaiguri itself: PM Modi

Brothers and sisters, your demand for ages has finally be fulfilled. The people of Jalpaiguri will get justice in Jalpaiguri itself. They won’t have to go to Kolkata to get to the High Court.

4:06 pm IST

Congress, TMC or Left not concerned about you: PM Modi in North Bengal

Congress, TMC or Left not concerned about you, says PM Modi in North Bengal

4:04 pm IST

Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court would benefit local population: PM Modi

PM Modi mentions how the NH upgradation project for which he laid the foundation stone will make communication easier. He says how the Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court inaugurated would benefit the local population.

4:01 pm IST

PM Modi pays homage to Rajbanshi reformer Panchanan Verma and Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakt

PM Modi pays homage to Rajbanshi reformer Panchanan Verma and Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakt.

4:00 pm IST

Come to Jalpaiguri and see the support for BJP: PM Modi

Come to Jalpaiguri and see the support for BJP, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:53pm IST

PM Modi inaugurates New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the four-laning of the Falakata – Salsalabari section of NH -31 D and inaugurates New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri.

 

3:49 pm IST

PM Modi lays foundation stone for upgradation of section of National Highway 31D

PM Modi lays foundation stone for upgradation of section of National Highway 31D. The stretch is a part of the 3,300-km-long East-West Corridor that connects Porbandar in Gujarat and Silchar in Assam.

3:46 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi’s helicopter lands at venue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter lands at venue. He will lay the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of National Highway-31 D in Jalpaiguri.

12:24 pm IST

Corrupt parties will ruin health of country’s democracy: PM Modi

Taking a veiled jibe at Opposition’s proposed mahagathbandhan, PM Modi said, “Corrupt parties and leaders are rallying to defeat the BJP government. But you will have to defeat these forces as these will corrupt the health of the democracy of the country,” said PM Modi in Raigarh.

12:20 pm IST

Interim budget exempted people with Rs 5 lakh annual income from ambit of income tax to help taxpayers: PM

“The BJP has exempted people with Rs 5 lakh annual income from the ambit of income tax. This will benefit approx Rs 3 crore taxpayers. If a chowkidaar could do so much, it is because you voted for a mazboot (strong) government,” said PM Modi.

12:17 pm IST

BJP is of poor and for poor people: PM

“Our govt is a pro poor government. It is of poor and for poor people. And, to this end, the BJP government has included several schemes in this year’s budget. This is one section, which has remained a mere poll plank for the previous governments. But, now we are working for them,” said PM Modi.

12:15 pm IST

BJP has rolled out a scheme through which farmers can get loans upto Rs 7 lakh without any bank guaranty: PM

“BJP has rolled out a scheme through which farmers can get loans upto Rs 7 lakh without any bank guaranty. This scheme will help farmers in the long run,” said PM Modi.

12:11 pm IST

Congress used the plank of farm waivers to benefit middlemen: PM

“Congress used the plank of farm waivers to benefit middlemen and the corrupt. The Congress’s scheme can’t benefit all the farmers. On the other hand, the BJP government has included a scheme in budget 2019 ‘PM kisan samman nidhi yojna’. This scheme is not a poll plank like the Congress's which will benefit the farmers just during the election year. BJP’s scheme will bring benefit the farmers every year,” said PM Modi.

12:09 pm IST

Farmers vote bank for Congress: PM Modi

“Farmers are just vote bank for the Congress. I want to ask, how many of you got any of the farm benefits? Did your farm loans get waived off? They have garnered votes, so farmers aren’t their concern anymore,” said PM Modi.

12:07 pm IST

Cong’s agenda is to do corruption and help those who are doing it: PM

“Congress leaders are in a race to abuse Modi. They chant Modi-Modi throughout the day. Their agenda is to do corruption and help those who are in doing it. But, I want to tell them that the chowkidaar is alert," said PM Modi.

12:02 am IST

Cong stalling CBI as they want to make Chhattisgarh their ATM: PM

“The history of corruption within the Congress has led it to stall institutions like CBI. They want to make Chhattisgarh their ATM, which is why they are stalling CBI,” said PM Modi

11:59 am IST

BJP empowered poor to fight poverty: PM Modi

“Congress knows that poor people are with Modi, which is why they are doing this. Let me remind you (Congress), you ruined the country in 55 years, we, on the other hand, filled the aspirations of poor with new resolve. The BJP empowered poor to fight poverty,” said PM Narendra Modi while addressing a public rally in Raigarh.

11:56 am IST

Congress wants to exclude people of Chhattisgarh of health benefits: PM

“After coming to power, Congress excluded Chhattisgarh of Modi care, they said they won’t let CBI enter the state. I want to ask what is their problem. Congress wants to exclude people of state of health benefits,” said PM Narendra Modi.

11:52 am IST

After these elections results, our resolve to work for the marginalised have strengthened: PM

“After these elections results, our resolve to work for the marginalised have strengthened,” said PM Modi.

11:51 am IST

PM addresses rally in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh

PM Modi is addressing a public meeting in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh

11:25 am IST

Former Chhattisgarh CM to attend PM Modi’s rally in Raigarh

Former Chief Minister Raman Singh, Union Minister of State for Steel Vishnudeo Sai, Rajya Sabha MP Ramvichar Netam are among those who will be present on the occasion, said a spokesperson of the BJP to news agency PTI.

11:01 am IST

PM’s rally aimed at energising party workers, supporters ahead of polls: BJP leader

“The prime minister’s rally is aimed at energising party workers and supporters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,” said a spokesperson of the party said.