PM Modi in West Bengal News: In Kolkata rally, PM talks of ‘real friends’ whom he has helped

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Updated: March 30, 2021 6:07:10 pm

PM Modi Kolkata Rally News Updates: Prime Minister Modi's this rally comes just days after the Election Commission announced eight-phase elections in Bengal.

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PM Modi Rally in West Bengal (Kolkata) Today News Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a mega rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata. In an hour-long speech, Prime Minister Modi targeted chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying the TMC failed to deliver on its promises. He also said that the TMC leaders had done innumerable corruption and looted the people of Bengal. PM Modi also assured of Asol Poriborton. Ahead of his speech, Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP.

This rally comes just days after the Election Commission announced eight-phase elections in Bengal. Today’s rally will be the first major event of the saffron party in West Bengal after declaration of eight-phase elections in the state. The BJP had planned to make this rally a grand success with a record crowd presence which the iconic ground has never witnessed.

 

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    16:27 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    TMC has done so many scams that a 'Corruption Olympics' game can be organized: PM

    PM in Kolkata: These people are experienced people and play a lot! They have done innumerable corruption and looted the people of Bengal. They have even looted the relief money sent for Amphan. Tolabaazi, syndicate, commission cut! You have done so many scams that a 'Corruption Olympics' game can be organized. You have played with the hard-earned money of the people and their lives.

    15:38 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM in Kolkata: TMC has done innumerable corruption and looted people of Bengal

    West Bengal Election 2021: TMC ka khela khatam, vikas shuru...vote for BJP fearlessly, vote against bad governance. These people are experienced people and play a lot! They have done innumerable corruption and looted the people of Bengal. They have even looted the relief money sent for Amphan. 

    15:36 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    In Kolkata rally, PM talks of 'real friends' whom he has helped

    PM Modi in Kolkata: My opponents say that I work for my friends. Who we grow up with are our best friends. I grew up in poverty hence I understand the plight of poor people living in every corner of India. I work for my friends and will continue to do so.

    15:20 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM in Kolkata: You (Mamata) are the daughter of India, not only of Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: Didi, you are the daughter of India, not only of Bengal! When you took over Scooty a few days ago, everyone was praying that you be safe! It is good that you did not fall, otherwise the state in which the Scooty was manufactured you would have made that state your enemy. Your (Mamata Banerjee's) scooty took a turn towards Nandigram instead of going to Bhawanipore. Didi, I wish everyone well and don't want anyone hurt. But what can I do if the scooty is destined to fall in Nandigram?

    15:16 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Kolkata: Mothers are being attacked on streets of Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: You are well aware of the condition of 'Maa, Manush, Maati'. Mothers are being attacked on streets and in their houses. Recently, the cruelty unleashed on an 80-year-old mother has shown their cruel face to the entire country.

    15:13 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi slams Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

    PM Modi in Kolkata: They made promises to work for 'Maa, maati, manush'. But you tell me, has TMC been able to bring change in the lives of common people here in the last 10 years?

    15:06 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Kolkata: Will strengthen democratic system in Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: You know it very well how the democratic system has been destroyed here (Bengal). BJP will strengthen this system. We will bring the change to re-establish public belief in govt systems, in the police, and the administration. 

    15:02 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Kolkata: Have come here to assure you of 'Asol Poribortan' in Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: I have come here to assure you of 'Asol Poribortan', Belief in  Bengal's development, in change of Bengal's situation, in increasing investment and industries in Bengal, and in the reconstruction of Bengal. I have come here to assure you that we will work hard for farmers, businessmen and the development of sisters and daughters. We will live every moment to fulfill your dreams.

    14:56 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM in Kolkata: Next 25 years very important for development of Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: The next 25 years are very important for the development of Bengal. The development here in the next 5 years will lay the foundation for State's development in the next 25 years. 

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    14:53 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Kolkata: Dream of 'sonar bangla' will be fulfilled

    PM Modi in Kolkata: The dream of 'sonar bangla' will be fulfilled. Today, I have come here today to assure you of Bengal's development, to increase investment here, to protect Bengal's culture and to bring change. 

    14:50 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi: Fight is between people and TMC-Congress-Left

    PM in Kolkata: In this Assembly elections, there are TMC, Left and Congress, and their anti-Bengal attitude on a side. On the other side, there are people of Bengal. Bengal wants 'shanti', 'sonar Bangla', 'pragatisheel Bangla'.

    14:48 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Bengal trusted Mamata for change, she her cadre broke that trust: PM Modi

    PM Modi in Kolkata: Bengal trusted Mamata didi for change. But Didi and her cadre broke this trust. These people (TMC) broke the trust of Bengal. These people humiliated Bengal. Here the sisters and daughters were tortured.

    14:42 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    People of Bengal never left their hopes for change: PM Modi in Bengal

    PM Modi in Kolkata: This Brigade Parade Ground has been witness to many great leaders and also witnessed those who have disrupted West Bengal's progress. People of Bengal never left their hopes for change.

    14:41 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM begins his address at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata

    PM Modi in Kolkata: PM Narendra Modi begins his address at a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground. He says ne never such massive crowd in Bengal. 

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    14:21 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of PM's rally in Kolkata

    West Bengal Election 2021: Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty today joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally. Chakraborty was welcomed into the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party chief Dilip Ghosh among others. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had met the actor at his Mumbai residence last month setting off speculation that he might join the BJP. Chakraborty, a former Rajya Sabha member of the TMC, had quit the Upper House in 2016 after his name surfaced in Saradha Ponzi scam. The PM will be addressing a poll rally in Kolkata, giving a major thrust to the saffron party's campaign ahead of Bengal's eight-phase assembly elections, starting March 27. (PTI)

    14:14 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi reaches Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata

    PM Modi rally in Kolkata LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata. This rally comes just days after the Election Commission of India announced eight-phase elections in Bengal. Today’s rally will be the first major event of the saffron party in West Bengal after declaration of eight-phase elections in West Bengal.

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    14:00 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Modi storm will rise in Bengal, tweets BJP ahead of PM rally in Kolkata

    West Bengal Election 2021: "We are ready! The people of Bengal are ready! Modi storm will rise in Bengal," tweets Bengal unit of BJP.

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    13:44 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Suvendu Adhikari slams Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata rally

    West Bengal Election 2021: At Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Suvendu Adhikari said the TMC is not a political party, it has become a private limited company. Its chairman is called Mamata Banerjee and its MD is Tolabaaz Bhaipo. 

    13:27 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Elections 2021: People in large numbers gathered at Brigade Parade Ground

    West Bengal Election 2021: People in large numbers gathered at Brigade Parade Ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally in Kolkata. 

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    13:15 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of PM's mega rally in Kolkata

    PM Modi in West Bengal LIVE: Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP ahead of PM Modi's mega rally in Kolkata. 

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    13:00 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh greets actor Mithun Chakraborty

    PM Modi in Kolkata Live: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh greeted actor Mithun Chakraborty at Brigade Parade Ground. BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya is also present on the stage. Chakraborty will join the saffron party in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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    12:42 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM Modi in Kolkata: Mithun Chakraborty present on stage, to join BJP

    PM Modi in Kolkata Live: Famous Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty is present on the stage of BJP's mega rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata. Earlier, speaking to Republic TV, senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Mithun Chakraborty may join the BJP today. Vijayvargiya had met Mithun just hours before the scheduled rally in Kolkata.  

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    12:31 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Demand for campaign merchandise low this year compared to previous elections: Traders

    West Bengal Election 2021: Traders selling election campaign merchandise said that COVID-19 pandemic and strict restrictions by the Election Commission have kept the demand for campaign material for West Bengal Assembly polls this year low compared to earlier elections. They said most of the demand till now for poll campaign material is from the Trinamool Congress which has already announced its full list of candidates on Friday. "Demand is on the lower side compared to previous elections due to various factors including Covid and EC's restrictions," traders said. However, they are optimistic that demand will pick-up as poll heat rises with every passing day. The traders at Burrabazar are hopeful that once the full candidate list of BJP candidates is announced demand will kick-in. The BJP on Saturday announced its first list of 57 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly election. "More than 90 per cent demand is from TMC and their demand is since the last few days even before the candidate list was announced. The demand from Left parties and BJP is around 5 per cent each as of now. Congress is out of sight," SP Textile poll merchandise wholesaler at Burrabazaar Rahul Gambhir told PTI. (PTI)

    11:53 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Bengal Election 2021: Congress announces 13 candidates for phase 1 and 2

    West Bengal Election 2021: Of the 13 seats, the Congress had won the Purulia and Baghmundi constituencies in the 2016 assembly elections. Partha Pratim Banerjee has been fielded from Purulia in place of sitting MLA Sudip Mukherjee, who has recently joined the BJP. The ISF has been given five seats in the first two phases so far. It is yet to be decided which party will contest the Egra, Nandigram and Pingla seats, Left Front chairman Biman Bose had said on Friday. For the seats in the first two phases of polling, the Left Front will contest 38 seats, followed by the Congress (13) and ISF (five). The ISF has been allotted the Mahisadal, Chandrakona, Raghunathpur, Saltora and Raipur seats. The Congress has been given the Purulia, Bhagabanpur, Balarampur, Baghmundi, Bankura, Bisnupur, Kotulpur, Patharpratima, Kakdwip, Moyna, Kharagpur Sadar and Sabang seats.

    11:36 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Congress announces first list of 13 candidates for Bengal Election

    West Bengal Elections 2021: The Congress has announced its first list of 13 candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections. Four-time MLA and deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Nepal Mahato, has been fielded from Baghmundi constituency in Purulia district. However, neither the Congress nor the Left Front has announced any name for the Nandigram seat in Purba Medinipur district, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is pitted against former cabinet colleague and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. Speculations are rife that the Congress and the Left Front will leave the seat for their alliance partner, the Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front, as the seat has a significant number of minority voters. The Congress is set to contest 92 seats in the 294-member assembly. Seven of the 13 Congress contestants, whose names were announced during the day, are fresh faces. 

    11:02 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    BJP now second powerful force in Bengal

    West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: After having a limited presence in the politically polarised state for decades, the BJP has emerged as the ruling Trinamool Congress's main rival by winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal 2019 general elections,only four less than TMC's tally of 22. With the BJP's strength increasing in the state in the last few years, its leaders are upbeat that the party will end Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's 10-year rule in the state polls. (PTI)

    10:52 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    If TMC comes back to power, Bengal will become Kashmir: Suvendu Adhikari

    West Bengal Election 2021: Addressing a rally at Muchipara, Behala yesterday, BJP candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari said that If they (Trinamool Congress) come back to power, West Bengal will become Kashmir. Adhikary left TMC to join BJP last December. 

    10:39 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    PM's mega rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata

    PM Modi rally in Kolkata Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

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    10:34 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    Mithun Chakraborty may join BJP today, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

    Ahead of PM Modi's maga rally in Kolkata, senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said noted actor Mithun Chakraborty may join BJP in presence of Prime Minister Modi. Earlier, Vijayvargiya met Chakraborty and discussed a range of issues. 

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    10:17 (IST)07 Mar 2021
    West Bengal Election 2021: Key battle in Nandigram

    West Bengal Election 2021: Nandigram, the site of protests against the Left government which had ignited a popular upsurge and catapulted the TMC to power in 2011, is set for one of the keenest electoral battles in the state with Banerjee taking on her former protegee and now BJP leader Adhikari. Suvendu Adhikari had won from the seat in 2016 and resigned recently before crossing over to the saffron party. Banerjee announced her candidature from the seat while leaving her traditional constituency of Bhowanipore in Kolkata. 

    The BJP on Saturday released its first list of 57 candidates for the West Bengal assembly polls. It has fielded Suvendu Adhikari from his home turf of Nandigram, from where Trinamool Congress president and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced her candidature. Former Indian cricketer Ashoke Dinda and ex-IPS officer Bharati Ghosh are among the BJP candidates, party general secretary Arun Singh said at a press conference, adding that it has conceded one seat to ally AJSU.
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