Lok Sabha elections 2019: TMC and its goons creating anarchy in Bengal, says PM
Mamata doesn’t consider me PM, she considers Pak Prime Minister as PM, says Modi; promises to build a new statue of Vidyasagar.Updated: May 17, 2019 17:52 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Sharpening his attack on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that “Didi has an anti-democracy mentality and her party TMC and its goons were creating atmosphere of anarchy in Bengal.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vijay Sankalp Rally in support of party candidate Anupriya Patel in Mirzapur on Thursday.
During the last leg of election campaigning, Modi addressed one poll rally each in Mau, Chandauli and Mirzapur, one after the other, on Thursday.
He also promised to build a new statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and blamed the “Trinamool goons” for vandalising it.
He said, “Modi has been elected Prime Minister because of the blessings of 130 crore Indians and democracy of the country. But the Bengal chief minister doesn’t consider me PM. She considers Pakistan Prime Minister as PM.”
Modi said the TMC ‘goons’ tried to create ruckus during his rally at Thakur Nagar and Kunch Bihar some time back. He further said, “I am to going to West Bengal for a rally in Dum Dum. Let us see if Didi (Mamata Banerjee) allows it. If she has her way, she will not allow my helicopter to land.”
The Prime Minister said the ‘Mahamilavatis’ (Opposition) were hurling abuses at him and they wanted a helpless government so that they could blackmail it as per their requirement and hide their sins of corruption. “But this is new India that eliminates terrorists by storming into their hideouts. It also identifies those who want to weaken our country,” he said.
Describing the SP-BSP-RLD alliance as “opportunists”, Modi said the SP and BSP fixed the deal in AC rooms of Lucknow for their interests without keeping in view their party workers’ welfare. “As a result, SP and BSP workers are attacking each another. He said that whenever the SP and BSP got a chance to remain in power, they used it for creating wealth.”
Modi said the Alliance has fielded such a candidate who is on the run after being charged of rape, adding that the approach of BSP towards women’s security was questionable. He also criticized BSP chief Mayawati for continuing her party’s support to the Rajasthan government, “which tried to cover up an incident of rape with a girl there.”
The PM said his government was committed to women’s safety and that it had made provision of capital punishment for rape accused.
He said Behan Ji (Mayawati) targeted me. “I thought she will criticize Mamata Didi for targeting UP, Bihar people whom she calls outsiders. But Behan ji didn’t do so because she doesn’t care for you. She is looking at the ‘Chair’ (PM post),” he said.
Expressing confidence, Modi said Bengal has decided to take the figure of BJP seats across 300.
He said the ‘Mahamilavatis’ opposed the air strike and surgical strike on Pakistan. “They also opposed the law against triple talaq and the constitutional status to OBC commission. They are also against the implementation of enemy property law. They oppose Modi at every step,” he said.
Sitting MP Harinayaran Rajbhar is BJP candidate from Ghosi (town in Mau district) and UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey is contesting from Chandauli. Union minister Anupriya Patel is in the fray from Mirzapur as candidate of Apna Dal (S), an ally of the BJP. During the rallies, the PM sought support for the three candidates.
First Published: May 17, 2019 12:32 IST