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Modi accuses TMC of running policy of scams

THE ASIAN AGE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published : Apr 27, 2024, 1:43 am IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2024, 1:43 am IST

The PM alleged that in Bengal “no work happens without a cut or commission”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Malda district, Friday, April 26, 2024. (PTI Photo)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Malda district, Friday, April 26, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Trinamul Congress over the cancellation of around 26,000 jobs following a High Court order, and accused the TMC of running a policy of scams in the state.

Addressing an election rally in Malda of North Bengal, the Prime Minister lashed out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and said, “Only one policy exists in West Bengal which is about scams – Saradha chit fund scam, Rose Valley chit fund scam, cattle smuggling scam, municipal recruitment scam, ration scam, coal smuggling scam.”

He emphasised how the TMC’s involvement in scams has not only jeopardised the future of Bengal’s youth but has also adversely affected thousands of families. “The teacher recruitment scam snatched the livelihood of around 26,000 families. The youth who took loans to pay bribes to the TMC leaders are now burdened by this situation too. The Centre is working towards generating jobs for the youth of the country,” he said. He alleged that in Bengal “no work happens without a cut or commission.”

The Prime Minister criticised Mamata Banerjee’s fierce opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and her party’s support to infiltration and politics of appeasement to maintain its minority vote bank.

Asserting that the Centre will set up a food processing industry, the Prime Minister said, “The mangoes and makhana produced by the farmers of Malda are world-famous. We will set up a food processing industry which will help increase the income of the farmers.”

Modi impressed by the crowd’s enthusiasm said, “I am deeply grateful to your enthusiasm and love. You are giving so much love that it appears to me that either I was born in Bengal in my previous birth or I will be born in the womb of a mother in Bengal in my next birth. Probably, no one gets this much love.”

Tags: prime minister narendra modi, trinamul congress, bengal bjp, 2024 lok sabha elections
Location: India, West Bengal