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  • 4:44 PM IST
    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Reminding everyone how the Congress is planning to whitewash the NDA government’s efforts, the prime minister added, “Congress has forgotten how much the Muslim daughters and sisters have suffered due to Triple Talaq. Congress not only stopped the bill in Parliament, but now they are talking about abolishing Triple Talaq completely.”


  • 4:40 PM IST

    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Mocking the Opposition’s grand alliance plans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Every corrupt person today has a problem with me. We are trying to eradicate poverty, help the poor and save our armed forces from corrupt schemes, and here is the mahamilavat (highly adulterated alliance) who is trying to do the opposite.”

  • 4:35 PM IST

    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: I assure all those affected in the Chit Fund scam, that we will help you get justice. But, I want to know why Mamata Banerjee is protesting to save those accused in this multi-crore fraud?

  • 4:26 PM IST

    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Illustrating on a scheme announced for the tea plantation workers, the prime minister said, “Workers employed in tea plantation fields will now be entitled to a pension under a scheme announced in the recent budget- wherein, around 40-42 crore workers employed in the unorganised sector will get pension after attaining the age of 60.”

  • 4:20 PM IST

    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Cornering the Mamata Banerjee-led government, the prime minister said that once a land of peace and arts and culture, West Bengal has now become the hotbed for violence and blood.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounts attack on West Bengal goverment, says “North Bengal is known for three Ts – tea, timber and tourism. All three were neglected by all the previous state governments. The law and order situation here has worsened over the years. Industries were not developed, youth are migrating, and projects of schemes are stalled, but all this doesn’t bother the state government. It is evident that the Congress and Trinamool do not care about the people.”

  • 4:11 PM IST
    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: Evoking his humble past as a tea-seller, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I have a special relationship with north Bengal. You grow tea here and I was a tea-seller before entering politics.”
  • 4:08 PM IST
    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: After inaugurating the new High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the public, “Brothers and sisters, your demand for ages has finally be fulfilled. The people of Jalpaiguri will get justice in Jalpaiguri itself. They won’t have to go to Kolkata to get to the High Court.”
  • 4:05 PM IST
    PM Modi in Jalpaiguri: On the second leg of his tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his address at a public meet in Mamata Banerjee’s home turf.


  • 3:56 PM IST

    PM Modi in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the four-laning of the Falakata – Salsalabari section of NH -31 D and inaugurates the New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first rally in Chhattisgarh  on Friday after the BJP was handed a humiliating defeat in the 2018 state Assembly election in December last year.

Addressing a massive crowd at Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, the prime minister in a no holds barred attack came down heavily on the Congress-led state government. He started his speech with the mention of how the Bhupesh Bhagel government disallowed ‘Modicare’ in the state, thus depriving the poor of affordable healthcare. He further said that the BJP has always worked to eradicate poverty and help the poor, whereas the Congress has only fed them lies so far.

Warning the voters against the Opposition’s grand alliance plans, he called it ‘mahamilavat‘  or a highly adulterated alliance and steered attention to their failed policies in the past.

The prime minister then reached West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri, where he laid the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of National Highway-31 D and then inaugurated the New High Court Circuit Bench at Jalpaiguri.

In his address at the Jalpaiguri public meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi fired one salvo after other at the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government.

He steered the attention of the crowd towards Banerjee’s recent dharna (sit-in protest) to shield the corrupt accused in the Chit Fund scam and subsequently to her lackadaisical governance.

“Mamata Didi now wants to become the prime minister, leaving the poor and the middle class people at the mercy of the alliance syndicate,” the prime minister added.

Not missing the opportunity to mock the Opposition’s dream of a grand formidable alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Every corrupt person today has a problem with me. We are trying to eradicate poverty, help the poor and save our armed forces from corrupt schemes, and here is the mahamilavat (highly adulterated alliance) that is trying to do the opposite.”