Bardhaman/Barasat (West Bengal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, April 12, stepped up attack against Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, stating the West Bengal Chief Minister has made a mockery of her party’s ‘Ma, Mati, Manush’ slogan.
Addressing an election rally at Bardhaman, he said under ten years of misrule, the Trinamool Congress regime has reduced “Ma, Mati, Manush” slogan into a new meaning – “Tormenting ‘Ma’, looting ‘Mati’ (motherland) and resulting in bloodshed of ‘Manush’ (common people)”.
In his election rallies in Bardhaman, Barasat and Kalyani, the Prime Minister on Monday said the Mamata regime has failed utterly. Therefore, he said, there is only one slogan today in the state – “Banglar darkar, BJP sarkar (What Bangla needs is only a BJP-led dispensation)”.
In his Barasat rally, the Prime Minister said the Chief Minister has encouraged a system and wrongdoers to an extent that “rakshak has turned Bhakshak (those who are expected to ensure safety of people have turned wrongdoers)”. This was perhaps a veiled reference to 2013 rape case wherein son of a strong local Trinamool leader was implicated.
The key accused in the rape and murder case of a college girl at Kamduni village in Barasat in 2013, Ansar Ali, is nephew of Trinamool pradhan Asraf Ali Mollah and his another kin Sahidai Biwi was the Trinamool panchayat pradhan in Kirtipur Anchal.
Importantly, the Prime Minister said while across the nation a system of ‘fast track’ is being evolved to try cases against perpetrators of crime against women; the Mamata regime is even against this. “Didi is not ready for such a law…,” Modi said. Referring to Trinamool Congress taking exception to his repeated addressing of Mamata Banerjee as ‘Didi’, the Prime Minister wondered at such a stance.
But he went onto say, in Bengal these days every child has started saying, “Didi o Didi”. “Bangal ke har baccha ab Didi o Didi bolna shuru kar diya”.
Earlier at Bardhaman, the Prime Minister said, people of West Bengal have “clean bowled Didi in Nandigram” and have directed the entire TMC team to leave the field. He also said, “a Trinamool leader very close to Mamata” has called all Scheduled Castes people “beggars”.
“People of Bengal hit so many fours and sixes that BJP has already completed a century (of seats) in the first four phases of assembly polls,” he said.
“Eibar niye asho ashol poriborton (This time around, let us have genuine Poribortan in Bengal),” the Prime Minister amid cheering from the large gathering braving scorching heat.
The BJP delegation led by Dushyant Gautam, party general secretary, in a memorandum to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, has accused that Trinamool leader Sujata Mondal Khan, has said that some Scheduled Castes people are ‘beggars by nature’.