Narendra Modi slams vote bank politics in West Bengal
BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi today called upon the people to root out corruption and criticised the alleged vote banking policy of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Addressing an election meeting in favour of party candidate Satyabrata Mookherjee for Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat, Mr Modi alleged that the local government was looking at the interest of the infiltrators only and denying job opportunities to the locals.
Saying he would not allow anyone to jeopardise the unity and integrity of the country, Mr Modi reiterated that his first priority would be to safeguard the countrymen from the infiltrators.
Citing data on how the infiltrators had been living in parts of Bengal for decades, Mr Modi said former home minister Indrajit Gupta in the late 90s had asked how could one crore Bangladeshis live in parts of West Bengal.
Slamming the alleged vote bank politics of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr Modi dared her to jail the scamsters of the Saradha chit fund bungling and recognise the Mathua community of the region. He said he would look into the matter of recognising the Mathua community as Indian citizens.
Mr Modi asked why Ms Banerjee was not going against the illegal infiltrators as had done in 2005 when she had spoken against the inflow from across the border.
He said as per Supreme Court order the infiltration amounted to aggression of the country.
He said ' If I say about the arrest of the Saradha scamsters then Didi gets fever.'
He alleged that the present regime has turned the state into a 'scam Bengal', but assured that after he comes to power he would convert the state into ' scheme Bengal.'
Mr Modi also mentioned that West Bengal topped the list of crime against women.
He called upon the voters to vote first and then have breakfast on May 12 when Bengal's remaining 17 seats would go to polls.
(Posted on 08-05-2014)