Addressing a massive gathering on March 18, 2021 at Purulia in West Bengal, PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “This land is a witness to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita’s exile. This land has Sitakund. It is also said that when goddess Sita was thirsty, Lord Ram got water from the ground by hitting it with an arrow. It is an irony that Purulia faces water crisis today.”
He said, “Left Front and TMC governments have not done enough for irrigation in Purulia. These people have given Purulia a life riddled with water crisis. They have given Purulia, migration. They have given the poor of Purulia, discriminatory governance. BJP government in Bengal will address issues of water and connectivity in Purulia on priority.”
“I know the problems faced in rearing livestock due to less water. TMC government was busy in its ‘khel’ by leaving farming on its own. First the Left government and then TMC government didn’t let industries develop here. Purulia ranks among the backward regions due to lackadaisical attitude of TMC government,” he added.
Playing on Mamata Banerjee’s slogan – ‘Khela Hobe’, Prime Minister Shri Modi, in Purulia, said, “Didi bole ‘khela hobe’, BJP bole ‘chaakri hobe’. Didi bole khela hobe, BJP bole ‘vikas hobe’. Didi bole ‘khela hobe’, BJP bole ‘shiksha hobe’…. ‘Khela shesh hobe, vikas aarambh hobe’.”
Launching an attack against the TMC government, he asserted, “West Bengal can only develop when all sectors come together. Mamata didi, however, never brought together the dalits, tribals, SCs/STs and other such classes. Centre has stressed on education, health and income generation of tribal people.”
Continuing the attack at Mamata Government, Prime Minister Shri Modi remarked, “The central government’s policy of the BJP is DBT- i.e. ‘Direct Benefit Transfer’ while TMC means ‘transfer my commission’. TMC extortionists do not even spare ration for the poor that Centre provides. TMC has created a new breed of Maoists in Bengal who loot public money. Countdown has begun for the exit of TMC. The violence, mafia raj, atrocities will not be allowed now.”
“I can assure you, action will be taken against every criminal after BJP forms government on May 02. We will have to live up to the ‘Sonar Bangla’ dream of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji and Vivekananda. On May 2 Didi jachhe, asol paribarton asche,” PM Shri Modi said while urging to vote for the BJP in upcoming assembly elections.