The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal was hit by one other resignation on Sunday, as Sisir Adhikari adopted in his son’s footsteps to affix the BJP. His son, Suvendu, joined the BJP a number of months in the past
With the West Bengal and Assam Assembly elections just days away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra all hit the marketing campaign path on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the BJP additionally launched its manifesto for the West Bengal polls, the place it’s in search of to construct on features made in 2019’s Lok Sabha election to unseat Mamata Banerjee from the chief minister’s chair.
In its manifesto unveiled by Amit Shah, the BJP has vowed to construct a ‘Sonar Bangla’ by “providing employment, strengthening social security schemes and vowing to clear the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the first Cabinet meeting of the new government”.
We promise –
A protected Bengal
An appeasement-free Bengal
An infiltration-free Bengal
We will deliver again the Bengal that made your entire nation proud.
– Shri @AmitShah
— BJP (@BJP4India) March 21, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi canvassed for the saffron occasion in Bankura in West Bengal and Bokakhat in Assam.
Shah addressed a rally in Assam’s Egra city.
Meanwhile, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi additionally addressed three rallies in Assam.
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 21, 2021
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal was hit by one other resignation on Sunday as Sisir Adhikari adopted in his son Suvendu’s footsteps to affix the BJP.
Reacting to the event, Mamata mentioned that she regretted not recognising the “true face of the Adhikari family”.
Suvendu is pitted towards Mamata within the Nandigram Assembly seat. The ballot race between the previous mentor and aide is being intently watched.
BJP’s Bengal manifesto vows one job per household, CAA implementation
Unveiling the “Sonar Bangla Sankalpa Patra” at EZCC in Salt Lake, Amit Shah mentioned that BJP will make sure the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme and the PM-Kisan programme within the state, along with giving a minimum of one job per household.
Stating that the occasion will present arrears of Rs 18,000 to 75 lakh farmers of the state underneath PM-Kisan, the BJP additionally promised Rs 10,000 per yr to them, if voted to energy. Of this, Rs 6,000 might be contributed contributed by the Centre and the remainder by the state authorities.
The occasion additionally introduced a Rs 5,000 crore intervention fund to guarantee farmers’ financial safety, moreover unintentional insurance coverage value Rs three lakh for small farmers and fishermen. In the manifesto, the occasion promised a Sonar Bangla fund value Rs 11,000 crore to advertise artwork, literature and different such sectors, and a Tagore Prize on the strains of the Nobel Prize.
The BJP additionally promised seventh pay fee implementation for state authorities workers and 30 p.c reservation for ladies in state authorities jobs.
Reiterating the occasion’s ballot plank of eradicating “infiltration” within the state, the BJP promised the “strictest border security”.
“We have decided that we will clear the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the first cabinet meeting itself, besides approving the Ayushman Bharat scheme for the benefit of the poor,” Shah mentioned.
The occasion additional promised that each refugee household might be given Rs 10,000 per yr for 5 years via direct profit switch (DBT).
Shah mentioned that his occasion would work in direction of constructing a protected Bengal, an “appeasement-free Bengal” and an infiltration-free state, if voted to energy.
The occasion additionally promised free “kindergarten to post-graduation” schooling for all girls and free journey for them in public transport. It promised to construct new AIIMS in North Bengal, Jungle Mahal and Sunderban areas, moreover bathrooms and clear consuming water for each household.
Shah mentioned that when the BJP varieties the federal government in West Bengal, folks won’t need to go to courtroom for organising Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja.
“Bengal has turned into one of the most unsafe states for women. Inaction for years has broken the dreams of the youth and has stopped the flow of employment. In the last 10 years, TMC’s ill-governance has started a dark chapter in Bengal’s history,” he alleged.
In the ballot manifesto, the occasion additionally promised a Rs 20,000 crore Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Fund for the infrastructure growth of colleges, and 5 universities at par with IITs and IIMs.
The occasion mentioned that to remodel Kolkata into a world metropolis, it’ll arrange a Kolkata Development Fund value Rs 22,000 crore and in addition be sure that the metropolis turns into a UNESCO Heritage City.
“We will bring back the Bengal that made the entire nation proud,” he mentioned. “You have given time to Congress, over 30 years to Communists and ten years to TMC. Give us five years to build a Sonar Bangla,” he mentioned, urging the folks to vote for the BJP.
‘Mamata questioning EVMs as a result of she anticipates defeat’
Modi mentioned that Mamata is “anticipating defeat in election, which is why she has already started questioning the functioning of EVMs”.
“However, these EVMs had brought her to power 10 years ago,” the prime minister quipped.
Banerjee has been calling on occasion staff to keep watch over EVM machines fearing tampering of the machines.
He claimed that wall posters put up by TMC displayed Mamata kicking at his head. “I always bow my head in the service of 130 crore people of the country, Didi can put her leg on my head and kick it but I will not allow her to kick the dreams of Bengal’s people,” he mentioned.
Modi claimed that since scams couldn’t be achieved in Ayushman Bharat, PM-Kisan and direct profit switch schemes of the Centre, the TMC authorities right here didn’t implement these in West Bengal.
“BJP runs on schemes, the TMC runs on scams,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, in Assam, Modi focused the Congress and accused it of being a “loot machine”, which is determined to come back to energy in Assam “at any cost” to fill its “empty coffers.”
The Congress can go to any extent for coming to energy and that is evident from the “lies” that they’re spreading via their manifesto and the alliances they’re getting into to realize energy, Modi mentioned in a rally in Bokakhat in Assam’s Golaghat district.
“When there was a Congress government at the Centre and the state at the same time, there was double neglect, double corruption and double infiltration”, he alleged.
“The Congress is now giving guarantees…their manifesto is guarantees of lies, of confusion, instability, ‘bomb, bandook aur blockade’ (bomb, guns and blockades), insurgency and separatism, corruption and nepotism”, Modi mentioned.
“In Assam, Kerala and West Bengal, the Congress has entered into alliances with the communal forces as they cannot look beyond power and they claim to be secular. Nobody in the country now believes them”, he alleged.
Congress has a tie-up with Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF in Assam, whereas in Bengal it has joined palms with the Left and Indian Secular Front led by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui. In Kerala, its companion is the Indian Union of Muslim League.
‘Modi silent about situation of flood-hit folks in Assam’
Launching an assault on Modi, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday alleged he’s unhappy a few tweet by a 22-year-old lady however not for the flood-ravaged folks of Assam.
Priyanka addressed rallies within the state’s Nazira, Jorhat, and Khumtari Assembly constituencies.
A day after Modi referred to the toolkit case and alleged a conspiracy by the Congress at a ballot rally in Chabua in Assam, Priyanka accused the prime minister of being “silent about people suffering during perennial floods”.
Last yr’s flooding of the Brahmaputra in the course of the pandemic affected some 2.eight million folks.
“I was listening to the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday. He very seriously said that he was very sad about a development. I thought he would speak about Assam’s development or how BJP worked in Assam. But I was shocked to hear that the prime minister was talking about a tweet by a 22-year-old woman. He said Congress conspired to finish the tea industry of Assam. He was also sad about Congress mistakenly putting two wrong pictures on social media,” Vadra mentioned.
During his speech on Saturday, the prime minister made an indirect reference to Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg’s toolkit on the farmers’ protest, which outlined methods by which folks can take part within the farmers protest.
One of the factors reportedly talked about there was to “disrupt yoga and chai image of India in general”, PTI reported.
Vadra additionally questioned Modi why he was not unhappy for the folks affected by the flood and the anti-CAA motion, by which 5 youths had been killed.
“Why didn’t you come to Assam when people were drowning? Why were you not sad when all the big promises by BJP were not fulfilled? Did you go to tea gardens and talk to workers about their problems?” the Congress chief requested of Modi.
The Congress chief additionally alleged that each one segments of the society, together with the youth, farmers and tea backyard staff, have been cheated by the BJP authorities because it didn’t fulfil any of its guarantees made 5 years in the past.
‘BJP will guarantee Durga, Saraswati puja held with out hindrance’
Asserting that the BJP doesn’t imagine in vote-bank politics, Shah, in a jibe on the TMC over its “appeasement policies”, mentioned on Sunday that his occasion, if voted to energy in Bengal, will guarantee no curb is imposed on Durga and Saraswati puja.
During a rally in Egra in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district, Shah claimed, “Under the TMC rule, faculty academics in Bengal had been overwhelmed up for organising ‘saraswati puja’. The courtroom needed to intervene to make sure Durga puja is well known within the state. Do you need this authorities?
“The BJP, after coming to power, will see to it that Durga puja and Saraswati puja are held without hindrance. No one will be stopped from organising any religious festival,” the house minister said.
He accused the Mamata Banerjee authorities of “encouraging infiltration” in Bengal.
Belittling Banerjee’s month-to-month compensation promise of Rs 500 for each underprivileged individual within the normal class, Shah additionally sought to know if TMC leaders will search “cut-money or commission” from the beneficiaries.
Shah additionally mentioned that his occasion, if voted to energy within the state, will implement the seventh pay fee, “as we know this has been a long-standing demand of state government employees here.”
“Our government will give farmers Rs 10,000 every year, in addition to the funds provided by the Centre. Also, fishermen will be given Rs 6,000 each. People will get health insurance up to Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat scheme,” Shah added.
With inputs from PTI
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