Assembly Election 2021: ‘Vikas Hobe’ – Modi coins BJP’s response to Mamata’s ‘Khela Hobe’

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Updated: March 18, 2021 6:13:44 pm

Assam, West Bengal Elections 2021, PM Rally News Updates: PM Modi targeted Mamata Banerjee saying the Left government and then TMC government didn't let industries develop in Bengal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Assembly Election 2021 News Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today targeted Mamata Banerjee for allegedly allowing corruption and violence under her watch. He also responded to Mamata’s ‘Khela Hobe’ election slogan by saying his party will say not Khela but Vikas and Job Hobe. Addressing a rally in Purulia, Prime Minister Modi said: “Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says Vikas Hobe. Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says Vikas Hobe, Sonar Bangla Hobe. Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says chakri hobe, development hobe, education hobe, hospital hobe, school hobe, sonar bangla hobe.”

This is the Prime Minister’s second visit to West Bengal in a fortnight. On March 7, the PM Modi had addressed a massive gathering at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground, where Bollywood veteran Mithun Chakraborty had also joined the BJP. The saffron party is fighting to retain Assam and dethrone Mamata Banerjee from West Bengal. The Prime Minister’s rally comes just a day after Mamata unveiled her party manifesto for the assembly elections.

Assam will go to polls in three phases while Bengal will go in eight beginning from March 27. Results for both the states will be declared on May 2.

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    16:55 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Karimganj: Congress has become so weak that it can join hands with anyone

    PM Modi in Karimganj: Today, Congress has become so weak that it can go to any extent and join hands with anyone... Can a party that doesn't have stable thinking give a stable govt to Assam? 

    16:49 (IST)18 Mar 2021
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    16:47 (IST)18 Mar 2021
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    16:42 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Congress kept Assam divided in every way: PM Modi

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    16:20 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Congress' vote-bank-based governance made Assam the most disconnected state in India: PM

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    15:55 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    After winning Bengal, we will jump to Delhi and shake BJP: Mamata Banerjee in Kharagpur

    Mamata Banerjee in Kharagpur: 'Poribortan'(development) is Mamata Banerjee's slogan; why are you copying Mamata Banerjee?... After winning Bengal, we will jump to Delhi and shake BJP. 

    15:23 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    If BJP distributes money don't bow your head in front of that money: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee in Kharagpur: I have a request, during election if BJP distributes money don't bow your head in front of that money. Remember, this is public's money.

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    15:14 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    AIADMK expels Sendamangalam MLA Chandra Sekaran

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    14:51 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Suresh Gopi files nomination as BJP candidate from Thrissur

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    14:28 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee appeals people not to vote for Left, Congress and BJP

    Mamata Banerjee: If any maoist, leftist or Congress' friend is here, I will tell them don't vote for CPIM-they are BJP's Gadai, don't vote for Congress-they are BJP's Jagai and BJP is riotist Madhai. They (BJP) know Mamata Banerjee means people's energy and she will fight along with people, not flee. 

    13:51 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    I'm like a tiger and I won't bow my head: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee in Amlasuli: I am like a tiger and I won't bow my head. I only bow my head before the public. But a party like BJP tortures women, Dalits - I don't support them... When you cook you use utensils and when these looters come, just chase them with those. Tell them "we don't want riots".

    13:32 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Yuva Morcha leader attacked here in front of me: Dharmendra Pradhan in Nandigram

    Dharmendra Pradhan in Nandigram, Bengal: "Mamata Didi should fight elections in a democratic way. After Suvendu Adhikari's 'padayatra' started today, our Yuva Morcha leader was attacked here in front of me. Appeal to the Election Commission to deploy paramilitary force here."

    13:26 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi meets families and relatives of BJP workers killed in Bengal

    West Bengal election 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the families and relatives of BJP workers who were killed. 

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    13:19 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Election LIVE: Derek O'Brien says Mamata tripled farmers' income

    TMC's Derek O'Brien: When manifestos are released, they make promises. Will these promises be kept or not? For this, you have to ask who is making these promises. West Bengal chief minister promised she will double farmers' income in 10 years but she tripled their income. But Prime Minister has made a false promise.

    12:54 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Criminals will face action after May 2: PM Modi

    PM Modi in Purulia LIVE: I assure the people of Bengal, I assure every BJP worker that after the formation of the BJP government on May 2, every criminal will face action according to the law. The rule of law will be re-established in the BJP government.

    12:53 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi accuses Mamata of allowing corruption in Bengal

    PM Modi in Purulia: What did Didi do when Amphan Cyclone came - If you need help, then deposit a part in the party office. Even if there is no loss, you can get the help amount, only one condition is to deposit the money in the party office.

    The BJP's central government's policy is DBT- 'Direct Benefit Transfer'.

    In West Bengal, the government has TMC- 'Transfer My Commission'.

    12:33 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    'Vikas Hobe' - Modi coins BJP's response to Mamata's 'Khela Hobe'

    PM Modi in Purulia: Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says Vikas Hobe. Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says Vikas Hobe, Sonar Bangla Hobe. Didi says Khela Hobe, BJP says chakri hobe, development hobe, education hobe, hospital hobe, school hobe, sonar bangla hobe.

    12:26 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Left, TMC did not allow in Bengal: PM Modi in Purulia

    PM Modi in Purulia: First the Left government and then TMC government didn't let industries develop here. The kind of work that should ha0ve been done for irrigation, didn't take place. I know the problems faced in rearing livestock due to less water. TMC government was busy in its 'khel' by leaving farming on its own. These people have given Purulia a life riddled with 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.

    12:20 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Purulia: There will be more focus on skill development

    PM Modi in Purulia: There will be more focus on skill development, so that our youths from Dalit, Adivasi and backward areas can also get connected with employment opportunities. It will be ensured that Chhau artists, handicrafts here get other facilities related to earning and honors.

    12:17 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Purulia: Will stop migration after May 2

    PM in Purulia: After 2 May, when the BJP govt is formed in West Bengal, we will build facilities that will stop people from leaving the state in search of opportunities.

    12:14 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Purulia: Our priority is to connect every part of Bengal to Railways

    PM Modi speech in Purulia: This entire region including Purulia has several developmental possibilities. For that, connectivity of this region needs to be improved. Our priority is to connect every part of West Bengal to Railways.

    12:14 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Purulia: Our priority is to connect every part of Bengal to Railways

    PM Modi speech in Purulia: This entire region including Purulia has several developmental possibilities. For that, connectivity of this region needs to be improved. Our priority is to connect every part of West Bengal to Railways.

    12:12 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi targets Mamata Banerjee in Purulia

    PM Modi in Purulia: The TMC government is just playing its game. These people gave Purulia - water crisis. These people gave Purulia - Exodus. These people gave to the poor of Purulia - discriminatory governance. These people have identified Purulia as the most backward region of the country.

    12:07 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Irony that Purulia faces water crisis today: PM Modi

    PM Modi in Purulia: This land is a witness to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita's exile. This land has Sitakund. It is also said that when goddess Sita was thirsty, Lord Ram got water from the ground by hitting it with an arrow...It is an irony that Purulia faces water crisis today.

    12:06 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi: Water crisis biggest challenge in Purulia

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    11:55 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi reaches on stage, speech shortly

    PM Modi in Purulia: Prime Minister Modi is currently on stage and being welcomed by local leaders in Purulia. He will shortly address massive gathering present in Purulia, West Bengal. 

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    11:41 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    PM Modi's address in Purulia shortly

    Prime Minister Modi will address public meetings in Purulia, West Bengal and Karimganj, Assam today.

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    11:32 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Khushbu Sundar holds roadshow near Valluvarkotam

    Tamil Nadu Election 2021: BJP leader Khushbu Sundar holds roadshow near Valluvarkotam, ahead of filing her nomination from  Thousand Lights assembly constituency 

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    10:57 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    West Bengal polls: BJP names candidates for 4 seats for third phase

    Bengal Assembly Elections: The BJP yesterday released the names of four candidates for the third phase of West Bengal assembly elections, with actor Paapia Adhikari finding a place in the list. The central election committee of the BJP named former Congress leader Anupam Ghosh, who joined the saffron party a couple of years ago, as its candidate for the Jagatballavpur constituency in Howrah. While Adhikari will contest from the Uluberia Dakshin seat in Howrah district, Chandan Mandal and Bidhan Parui are the saffron party's choice for Baruipur Purba and Falta respectively in South 24 Parganas district. Barring these four seats, the party has declared candidates in other constituencies going to polls in the third phase.

    10:47 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    BJP supporter gets lotus- party symbol of BJP painted on his body

    West Bengal: A Bharatiya Janata Party supporter gets lotus- party symbol of BJP painted on his body, at Purulia, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally today.

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    10:13 (IST)18 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee promises income for all families, student credit card

            Mamata Banerjee yesterday unveiled a "development-oriented" manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, promising an income scheme for all families, a student credit card and constitution of a task force to examine the inclusion of several communities under the OBC category. Claiming that her government has reduced poverty in the state by 40 per cent, the manifesto also promised to increase annual financial aid to farmers from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000. "For the first time, every family in Bengal will be extended a minimum basic income. Under this, 1.6 crore general category families will get Rs 500 a month, whereas SC/ST category families will get Rs 1,000. The money will be directly transferred to the woman head of a family," Banerjee said.

    The BJP has stepped up its attack on the opposition in Assam and Bengal. On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held Congress responsible for lack of development and illegal influx in the North East and rise of militancy in Kashmir in its quest for power. Addressing a poll campaign rally in Hojai, Yogi charged the Congress of ignoring the people's welfare and development of the region in its quest for power. Adityanath said the northeast looked for development under the successive Congress governments. "But no development took place as progress was not on their agenda." "Congress never worked for development and progress of the region or the country's unity or welfare of the people, but only to grab power. This forced the people here to endure its misrule for a long time and the problem of illegal migration in the area," he said.
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