Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a mega rally in West Bengal’s Kharagpur and made a staunching attack at the Congress-Left alliance and Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), saying the opposition parties have destroyed 70 years of the state.
Promising to make Bengal ‘Sonar Bangla’ again, PM Modi urged the people of the state to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) without any fear in the upcoming assembly polls. He also made a reference to booth capturing and said that the state police and administration should remember that “nothing is greater than the limits of the Constitution and democracy”.
“This election is not only to change the MLA, only the minister, only the Chief Minister, not just of Poriborton, but to resolve the creation of Shonar Bangla. There is a huge vote for BJP at every booth, we have to leave from here after taking this resolution. This time a loud impression, lotus impression,” he added.
Elections for the 294-member West Bengal Assembly will be held this year in eight phases from March 27 to April 29 while the counting of votes will take place on May 2, the Election Commission said in February this year.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 20/03/2021