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West Bengal: PM tears into Mamata Banerjee's ‘Khela Hobe’ challenge, says ‘Vikas Hobe’

The Prime Minister targeted Mamata Banerjee over what he called corruption and lack of development, often switching to Bengali in the largely rural region.

West Bengal: PM tears into Mamata Banerjee's Khela Hobe challenge, says Vikas Hobe-dnm
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Purulia, First Published Mar 18, 2021, 1:13 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tore into West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party TMC as he played on the “Khela Hobe” slogan to say: “Didi, O Didi – you played for 10 years. Now the game will end and development will begin”.

PM Modi was speaking in Purulia ahead of the eight-phase Bengal election starting March 27, for which the ruling BJP has mounted an aggressive campaign to oust the two-time Chief Minister and her Trinamool Congress from power.

The Prime Minister targeted Mamata Banerjee over what he called corruption and lack of development, often switching to Bengali in the largely rural region.

"Didi says khela hobe, BJP says jobs; Didi says khela hobe, BJP says education; Didi says khela hobe, BJP says development; Didi says khela hobe, BJP says the rise of women; Didi says khela hobe, BJP says jobs; Didi says khela hobe, BJP says you will get a pucca house, clean water and taps in every home," said the PM.

Slamming the Trinamool Congress, PM Modi said the TMC government did nothing but left Purulia with water stress. "TMC is engaged in playing games, have abandoned farmers," says PM Modi.

"These people have given Purulia a life riddled with a water crisis. They have given Purulia, migration. They have given the poor of Purulia, discriminatory governance. They have given Purulia an identity of being one of the most backward areas of the country," PM Modi added.

"First the Left and then the TMC government didn't let industries develop in Purulia. The kind of work that should've been done for irrigation, didn't take place. I know the problems faced in rearing livestock due to less water. TMC govt was busy in its khel by leaving farming on its own," the PM said.

PM Modi also accused Banerjee of encouraging Maoists and dubbed the TMC ‘Transfer My Commission’ Party.

"We know Didi and her people are even encouraging Maoists," he alleged.

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