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Modi slams TMC over ‘corruption’ in Bengal

Unveils Rs 21,400 crore projects in Bihar’s Aurangabad

Modi slams TMC over ‘corruption’ in Bengal

PM Modi meets Nitish in Bihar’s Aurangabad on Saturday. PTI



Tribune News Service

Shubhadeep Choudhury

New Delhi, March 2

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said unbridled corruption by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government was hurting the reputation of West Bengal in front of the entire nation. Addressing a BJP rally at Krishnanagar in Nadia district, Modi said the TMC government had perfected the art of “turning schemes into scams”. Modi said 25 lakh fake beneficiaries were enrolled by the TMC government for the MGNREGA scheme. He also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of appropriating centrally sponsored schemes by “giving the scheme its own sticker”.

In nda for good: Nitish

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar assured the PM that he would remain with the NDA forever. He said the NDA would win more than 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
  • The Prime Minister also unveiled a series of oil and gas sector projects worth about Rs 1.62 lakh crore across the country.

The PM accused the TMC of putting hurdles before various pro-poor welfare schemes (e.g. Ayushman Bharat and Ujjwala) launched by the Central government. Stating that the next five years were going to be crucial as the county would make huge strides toward development during the period, Modi appealed to the people to elect the BJP in all 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Referring to Sandeshkhali where women levelled charges of sexual abuse against TMC leaders, Modi said the intention of the state government was to protect the culprits. He criminals in WB wielded undue influence over the administration’s decisions. “The situation in West Bengal is such that the criminals, and not the police, decide when an arrest is to take place,” he remarked.

Poor law & order

In West Bengal, criminals, and not the police, decide when an arrest is to take place. —Narendra Modi, PM

Meanwhile, the PM unveiled development projects worth Rs 21,400 crore in Bihar’s Aurangabad district. It was his first Bihar visit since the NDA returned to power in the state.

(With PTI inputs)

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