Kolkata, May 6 UNI | 3 months ago

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and BJP senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the BJP-led government will give special focus on Eastern India after coming to power at the Centre.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Prasad said, "The BJP's motto is all round development coupled with good governance throughout the country. We are confident that the party would cross the 300 plus seats expecting better results from West Bengal in the ongoing Parliament elections.

"The BJP will give special focus on Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and other eastern states and our motto is all round development and good governance under the leadership of party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi," he added.

He said the Congress under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has turned the UPA into a 'scam government' at the Centre.

Similarly, in Bengal the Trinamool Congress under the leaderhip of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made the state a ' scam of Bengal,"he added.

"Once Bengal had a great tradition for good governance but now it has become a 'scam state,' he added.

He said the people's acceptability of Mr Modi was growing throughout the country. AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party's vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Left Front general secretary Prakash Karat, JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Laloo Prasad are unitedly trying to stall Mr Modi from coming to power. It will be reflected on May 16, the Parliament elections counting day.

Referring to Ms Banerjee's derogatary comments against Mr Modi, Mr Prasad said "she does not use such language but now is very much distressed after looking at Mr Modi's popularity in the state."

To a query he said, "If Mamata expresses her intention for holding a CBI enquiry into the Saradha scam then the NDA government could consider her request and we are assuring her that the investigation would be fair."

"We are appealing to Election Commissioner V K Sampat to deploy central forces in all the polling booths and conduct free and fair polls so that the people of the state could cast their votes fearlessly," Mr Prasad pointed out.

(Posted on 07-05-2014)