On Mamata Banerjee's Turf, PM Modi Terms Her a 'Speedbreaker' in West Bengal's Development
Modi also took on the Congress over its manifesto that talks about reviewing some clauses of AFSPA, saying it acts like a 'shield' for the security forces in the fight against terrorists.
Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a “speedbreaker” in the path of the state’s development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, insisting she has to go to make way for the betterment of the state.
Modi also took on the Congress over its manifesto that talks about reviewing some clauses of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying it acts like a "shield" for the security forces in the fight against terrorists.
"They (the Congress) want our defence forces to be helpless... their hands and feet tied," Modi said and accused the Congress and its allies of sympathising with Pakistan. "'Didi' (Mamata Banerjee) is a speedbreaker in the path of West Bengal's development," Modi said in his first public rally on Banerjee's turf after the general elections were announced.
Claiming that Banerjee has put a spanner in several central schemes for the uplift of the poor, Modi said "speedbreaker Didi" has not allowed people of Bengal to benefit from Ayushman Bharat scheme. "I am waiting for this speedbreaker to go so development can gather speed," he said.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- In Pursuit of Love, World's Loudest Bird Sings Heart out in 'Theatrical Swivel'
- PUBG Mobile: Erangel 2.0 Arriving in December, Glass Windows and New Items Leaked
- Disha Patani Shares Insta Story Featuring Tiger Shroff, Captions it 'Bhai Bhai'
- Here's All About Indian Army Sourced Nissan Jonga SUV Bought by MS Dhoni
- Top WhatsApp Features Arriving With Upcoming Updates For iOS and Android