Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses election public rallies through video conferencing, in Suri, Malda, Berhampore, and Bhawanipur on Friday. (ANI)
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of partonising illegal immigration from Bangladesh and extortion syndicates.
In a virtual address to his supporters in Bengal’s Suri, Malda, Berhampore, and Bhawanipur, PM Modi said West Bengal needed peace for development.
“Illegal immigration, syndicates and extortion are big hurdles in the path of West Bengal’s development,” he said without naming Banerjee, whom the BJP has often accused of patronising such activities.
The prime minister’s virtual meeting came a day after the Election Commission banned road shows, motorcycle rallies and padyatras for the remaining two phases of the state assembly election campaign and capped attendance at public rallies to just 500.
PM Modi was scheduled to address four rallies in the state today, however, he cancelled his visit and instead addressed one virtual rally.
Modi stressed that the people of Bengal want dignity of labour, ease of living, ease of doing business as it is missing in the state.
“Bengal yearns for peace, security and development,” he added.
The prime minister said that if BJP comes to power, the new government will use technology to transform Kolkata, the city of joy, to city of future.
Referring to alleged crimes against women, Modi said the BJP government will set up fast track courts across Bengal for providing speedy justice to women.
(With agency inputs)