PREPARING a roadmap for the upcoming State Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government has shattered the expectations of people in West Bengal. “Bengal wants development, peace and property. People want Bengal to reach the peak of developments. They want Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). People have come here to bring real change in Bengal,” he said. Modi was addressing a huge rally at Kolkata’s Brigade Ground on Sunday ahead of State Assembly polls.
“Let me assure you that we will leave no stone unturned to develop Bengal. We want a Bengal full of employment opportunities so that people do not have to go out. Real change means 21st century infrastructure, more investment, comprehensive growth and more economic power to poor people,” he pointed out. Modi said that he never saw such a huge turnout in a political rally ever in life. He said that his visit was targeted to reassure the people of Bengal that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would work towards a better tomorrow. He said that there would be no appeasement politics in the State if the BJP comes to power. The party will not entertain illegal immigrants. “These five years are going to be really important for Bengal to prepare the development blueprint for the next 25 years. We all need to work hard towards that direction. Bengal needs a double-engine Government to capitalise on that growth momentum,” Modi said. He said, besides Kolkata, other cities will also be developed.
Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP
Mar 7 (PTI)
YESTERYEAR Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty, who had millions of fans swooning with his dance and action moves, on Sunday joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground here ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally. Chakraborty was welcomed into the fold by BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and State President Dilip Ghosh, among others. The actor, after being handed the party flag by Ghosh, said he had always wanted to work for the underprivileged, and the BJP has given him a platform to fulfill his aspiration.