PM Modi said that be it Asansol or Durgapur, this region has the potential to become a hub of industries not only of Bengal but also of the entire country. “From bicycle to rail, paper to steel, aluminium to glass, people used to come here to work in different industries. But the previous governments and their misrule have destroyed everything here,” said PM Modi. He claimed that the people who used to come here (Asansol) for a job are migrating from here. “Didi, who talks about mother, soil and people, has spread mafia rule everywhere. The coal mafia is there to rob Asansol’s natural wealth. The illegal mining mafia is there to loot the sand from the rivers. The land mafia is there to occupy government land,” alleged PM Modi.
PM Modi said that Didi has betrayed the people in the name of development in the last ten years. “Didi has become a wall between every development work. Didi became a wall when the central government provided free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh rupees. When the central government enacted a law to help the refugees, Didi started opposing it. The central government enacted a law for the Muslim sisters to free them from triple talaq, then Didi opposed it again. When the central government enacted laws to free the farmers from middlemen, Didi protested against this as well. The central government started transferring money directly to the bank accounts of the farmers, then Didi also deprived the farmers of Bengal of this benefit,” alleged PM Modi.
PM Modi claimed that the people of Bengal have decided to oust the TMC government. He said that a government that opposes the development, fosters revenge and prioritizes politics over good governance cannot do the welfare of Bengal. He added that Bengal needs real change for development.