Claiming that the ruling Trinamool Congress party in West Bengal is rattled by BJP’s rising popularity in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the government of Mamata Banerjee accusing her of masterminding violence against BJP. In the forth- coming Lok Sabha Polls of 2019, the BJP aims to win 23 out of 42 seats in the state.
Taking on the TMC on their turf , Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly defended the Interim budget and the citizenship amendment bill. Modi also posed a query to the people : Shouldn’t those who have had to come back from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh be allowed to live respectfully in India? For this we have brought the citizenship amendment bill stated Modi. He wondered hence why the TMC is opposing it.
Ahead of the rally though , Clashes broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress activists in Durgapur town in West Burdwan district over the alleged removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s posters near the venue. .
Meanwhile , addressing a reportedly well-attended event of the Scheduled Caste Matua community, where his speech was welcomed with loud cheers, Modi said, “Now I can understand why Didi (Banerjee) and her party are indulging in violence…killing innocent people. She has become jittery because of your love for us.”
Calling Friday’s Budget a ‘historic step’ for the welfare of farmers, the working and middle class, he said these sections were neglected for years after Independence.
“We have announced measures in our budget that will benefit 12 crore small farmers, 30-40 crore workmen, and three crore middle class people,” he said.
There was commotion at the rally ground which prompted him to cut short his speech barely after 14 minutes.