Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 07 March, 2021 addressed a massive public meeting in Kolkata. Addressing this mammoth rally at the Brigade Parade Ground, PM Shri Modi said “I have had the privilege of addressing hundreds of rallies in political life, but in such a long tenure I have never been blessed with such a large mass group, I have got to witness such a scene today.”
BENGAL- GaVE ENERGY TO OUR VALUES
“This land of Bengal has given energy to our values. This land of Bengal infused new life in the freedom movement of India. This Brigade Parade Ground has been witness to many great leaders and also witnessed those who have disrupted West Bengal’s progress. People of Bengal never left their hopes for change,” he added.
In an all out attack on the TMC, PM Shri Modi asserted, “Bengal relied on Mamata didi for change. But Didi and her cadre broke this trust. These people broke the trust of Bengal. These people humiliated Bengal. Here the sisters and daughters were tortured.”
Hitting out at TMC, Left and Congress, the Prime Minister said, “This time in the Assembly elections, on one side there is TMC, Left-Congress, they have anti-Bengal attitude, and on the other hand the people of Bengal have stood up tightly.”
NEXT 25 YEARS ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BENGAL
Addressing the huge gathering, he said, “The next 25 years are very important for the development of Bengal. In 2047, when India will celebrate 100 years of independence, Bengal will lead the country once again. The development here in the next 5 years will lay the foundation for State’s development in the next 25 years.”
Talking about the BJP’s agenda, the PM remarked the dream of ‘Sonar Bangla’ will be fulfilled. Today, I have come here to assure you of Bengal’s development, to increase investment here, to protect Bengal’s culture and to bring change.
Shri Modi said, “I have come to convince you of the development of Bengal, of changing the situation in Bengal. I have come here to make you believe that we will work hard for farmers, businessmen and the development of sisters and daughters. We will live every moment to fulfill your dreams. I have come to convince you of this ‘Ashol Poriborton’.
‘Ashol Poriborton’ means Bengal, where trade and business flourished, where maximum investment came. ‘Ashol Poriborton’ means Bengal, which has the modern infrastructure of the 21st century,” he further added.
DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM HAS BEEN DESTROYED IN BENGAL
Launching a tirade against the TMC government, Shri Modi stated, “Due to their commission culture, many important projects of Kolkata airport are stuck. BJP will stop this and complete those projects. Kolkata is the city of joy. Kolkata also has a legacy of a rich past and also has future prospects. There is no reason why Kolkata cannot be a city of future while preserving its culture. We have worked very hard to develop Kolkata.”
“You know it very well how the democratic system has been destroyed here. BJP will strengthen this system. We will bring the change to re-establish public belief in government systems, in the police, and the administration,” he said at the Brigade rally.
Continuing the attack at Mamata Government, the Prime Minister asserted that they made promises to work for ‘Maa, Maati, Manush’. But you tell me, has TMC been able to bring change in the lives of common people here in the last 10 years? Those talking about ‘Mati’ handed over every particle of Bengal to middlemen, black marketeers and syndicates.
Reminding the people of Bengal about the brutality of the current government, the PM said, “You are well aware of the condition of ‘Maa, Maati, Manush’. Mothers are being attacked on streets and in their houses. Recently, the cruelty unleashed on an 80-year-old mother has shown their cruel face to the entire country.”
Questioning Mamata Banerjee over nepotism, PM Modi said, “The people of Bengal had chosen you as Didi but then why did you remain the aunt of a nephew. Why you only concentrated on helping your nephew? The people of Bengal are asking only this one question from you.”
Taking a dig at Didi’s recent scooty ride, he said, “Didi, you are the daughter of India, not only of Bengal. When you took over Scooty a few days ago, everyone was praying that you be safe. It is good that you did not fall, otherwise the state in which the scooty was manufactured would have become her enemy.”
BJP BELIEVES ON RAPID IMPLEMENTATION
“The BJP believes not only on announcements, but also on rapid implementation of announcements. We try to do what is said within the time limit. Nowadays even our opponents say that I work for friends. Who we grow up with are our best friends. I grew up in poverty hence I understand the plight of poor people living in every corner of India. I work for my friends & will continue to do so,” he said.
“I am also working for my friends from Bengal. I have given nearly 90 lakh gas connections in Bengal to my friends. I have given free electricity connection to my over 7 lakh friends of Bengal living in darkness. I have built more than 60 lakh toilets-Ijjatghar in Bengal for my friends. I have approved more than 32 lakh pucca houses in Bengal for my friends,” added PM Modi while highlighting the schemes of the centre.
He added, “Corona disturbed all over the world, but it was these poor friends of mine who were very upset. When corona came, I gave ration to every friend for free, gave free gas cylinders and deposited crores of rupees in bank account.”
‘TMC KA KHELA KHATAM, VIKAS SHURU…VOTE FOR BJP FEARLESSLY’
Urging people of Bengal to vote for the BJP, Shri Narendra Modi stated, “TMC ka khela khatam, Vikas shuru…vote for BJP fearlessly, vote against bad governance. These people are experienced people and play a lot. They have done innumerable corruption and looted the people of Bengal. They have even looted the relief money sent for Amphan. Vote against ill-governance and for freeing people of fear. Bengal wants development.”
He accused Mamata Government for tolabaazi, syndicate and commission cut. He said, “You have done so many scams that a ‘Corruption Olympics’ game can be organized. You have played with the hard-earned money of the people and their lives. You have pushed Bengal towards separation instead of development, and thus the lotus is blooming. You have divided people on religious lines, and thus the lotus is blooming in West Bengal.”
MITHUN DA JOINS BJP
Bollywood actor Shri Mithun Chakraborty, who had millions of fans swooning with his acting joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground ahead of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mega rally on 07 March, 2021 in Kolkata. Shri Chakraborty was welcomed into the fold by BJP National General Secretary & West Bengal In-Charge Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya and State BJP President Shri Dilip Ghosh, among others.
During the rally Shri Mithun Chakraborty greeted Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata and Shri Modi also welcomed Shri Chakraborty to the BJP with a party flag.
Later while addressing the rally, the Prime Minister said, “Today we have with us Banglar chhele (son of Bengal), Mithun Chakraborty. His life and struggle is an inspiration for everyone.”
The actor also asserted that he was proud to be a Bengali. “I always wanted to do something big in life, but had never dreamt of being a part of such a huge rally which is to be addressed by world’s most popular leader PM Shri Narendra Modi. I wished to work for the poorer sections of our society, and that wish will now be fulfilled,” he said.