BJP is desperate to make in- roads in West Bengal. And in the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party attempting to win as many as 23 out of 42, Lok Sabha seats in the state,. Hence in an aggressive campaign , Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally at Siliguri launched a hard- hitting attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier before coming to Siliguri, had addressed an election rally in Arunachal Pradesh.
Referring to Banerjee as ‘speedbreaker didi’, Modi accused the Bengal CM of obstructing BJP’s welfare schemes meant for the state and ecouraging poverty in order to win elections. “The Saradha chit fund scam looted the people of Bengal, but when the BJP tried to intervene, speedbreaker didi didn’t let us.”
Modi further said ‘Didi’, as she is popularly called, is playing games with the people of the state. “She is using poor for politics, she is encouraging poverty for electoral gains.”