Launching a blistering attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal govenrment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of forming a nexus with the “all pervading syndicates”, murdering Dalit political activists and having no faith in democracy, the Indian constitution or the electoral process.
In one of his strongest tirades against the Trinamool Congress government, Modi told a rally here that none of the forces which perpetrated atrocities in Bengal in the past were spared, and prophesied that the “state will be freed of all crimes and corruptions within months and it is just a matter of an opportunity”.
Asking didi (elder sister, as Banerjee is called) to take note of “the strength and discipline” of the people at the rally, Modi urged the people and the workers of BJP to “think together and bravely” to shake the “foundation of the syndicate” as was done in Tripura – where the BJP won the assembly polls earlier this year by ending 25 years of Left Front rule.
“The way Tripura’s syndicate was broken, it can be repeated in West Bengal. The resolution from this historic land has never been in vain.
“Those who do not support democracy, do not believe in the process of election, follow the Constitution and the Government that has to be reprimanded by High Court and Supreme Court, will not be spared,” he said to tumultuous applause and high-decibel chants of “Modi, Modi”.
Refering to the 34 years of Left Front rule in West Bengal that ended in 2011 when the Trinamool was voted to power, he said while it took time to vote out the communists, it won’t take long this time around.
“People of Bengal saved themselves from the torture of the Left rule with the help of democracy. It took time then. Now Bengal will once again free itself of the wrongdoings and crimes within months. Bengal is waiting for its chance. People of Bengal are waiting for their opportunity.”
“The people of Bengal have seen the real faces of those who talked about ‘Maa, Mati, Manush’ (Mother, motherland and people – Banerjee’s pet slogan). People know what they have done for the last eight years and also know about their syndicate.
“These are the syndicate for snatching away the profit of the farmers, for conspiring to murder the political oppositions, for torturing the poor and for maintaining their own vote banks to stay on in the power,” Modi said while addressing the farmer’s rally at the Midnapore college grounds.
Referring to the violence and killing centring the recent state rural body elections, Modi congratulated the BJP activists for “standing firm” against the ruling party’s attack in spite of several of them being killed and said the victory of the saffron outfit in a number of seats was an indication of Bengal’s “bright future”.
“I bow down my head to salute the people of Bengal who supported the BJP in the last state Panchayat election in spite of widespread violence and attacks on them. Our party activists were murdered one after the other. Many Dalit sons were snatched away from their parents,” Modi said.