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.”