News Frontliner Web Desk, 2 February 2019: Hope was high, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce something to rejoice, for the people of the industrial town of Durgapur during his election rally at the Nehru Stadium in the Durgapur Steel Township today. But the PM didn’t spoke a single word about the any of the industries in Durgapur-Asansol belt.
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi begin his election campaign in Bengal for the coming Lok Sabha election with rallies in the border district of North 24 Parganas and the industrial town of Durgapur.
Narendra Modi, the face of BJP during his speech in Durgapur today, accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of following the path of the previous Communist government to crush democracy and added by saying, Didi should know it did not work then and it will not work now as well.
Earlier in the day, chaos erupted during PM’s rally in West Bengal’s Thakurnagar. . Several people were injured during the ordeal and PM had to prematurely conclude the event. Later in the day, while speaking at the Durgapur rally, prime minister apologised for the discomfort the people went through in Thakurnagar.
During his speech in Durgapur said, “I assure you that this chowkidar has cleaned the nation of corruption and black money. Even members of the most influential family of this country are having to knock on court doors for evading taxes. Those Those who assembled in Kolkata had a frightened look on their faces because of this chowkidar”. But remained silence about Nirav Modi, Mehul Chowksi or Mallya.
The PM didn’t uttered a single word about stalling the disinvestment process in Alloy Steel’s Plant or modernisation of Durgapur Steel Plant, and instead attacked the opposition referring to the Opposition rally in Kolkata, saying that until 4 years back, those who didn’t even like to look at each other, and used to plan how to send each other to jail are now embracing each other against the chowkidar.
Referring to the interim budget which was tabled in Parliament just a day ago, the PM said, “This is just a trailer, the budget after the elections will portray the contours of a new India”.
Boosting up the morale of the BJP workers, Narendra Modi in Durgapur said, “I want to tell the BJP workers of Bengal that your efforts and sacrifice won’t go in vain. Days of the TMC government is numbered.”
Meanwhile there were one or two sporadic incidents of violence in Durgapur, a day before the PM’s rally. BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Saturday stated that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cut-outs were deliberately put to cover up PM’s posters which were put up in several places in Durgapur town ahead of the PM’s rally.