India News: As elections in Bengal as well are scheduled to happen on March 27th, PM Modi attended his first rally in West Bengal at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata. The rally was attended by hundreds and thousands of BJP followers enthusiastically. PM Modi appreciated the large gathering saying that he already feels like it is May 2nd (results announcing date).
On the stage at the Brigade Parade Ground, PM Modi made a variety of criticisms on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He accused Mamata of betraying the trust of people of Bengal by not bringing them the “ashol poriborton” which means real change in Bengali language. He also accused Mamata of being nepotistic.
He said that the people of Bengal chose Mamata to be the didi (sister) of many young men and women, but instead of being the didi as she always says she is, she only chose to be a “bua(aunt) to her “bhatija” (nephew) Abhishek Banerjee, by doing favors for him with her power. Abhishek Banerjee is a MP as well in WB Assembly for South 24 Parganas district.
PM Modi went on make fun of Mamata Banerjee’s action to ride a scooter to protest rocketing fuel prices in India, with a big laughter he poked fun that Mamata did not fall from the scooter in Nandigram and said that he and others prayed for Mamata’s safety on her scooter. He accused Mamata of using communally divisive politics to win votes as well.
As the rally happened yesterday, BJP also announced its list of competing candidates in West Bengal Assembly Elections. Some of the prominent personalities in its list included Suvendu Adhikari who fled TMC to join BJP is now contesting Mamata Banerjee at Nandigram, Bharti Ghosh a former IPS officer, former cricketer Ashoke Dinda who will contest in East Midnapore against Tapashi Mondal from TMC.
Another significant boost to BJP in West Bengal was given as actor Mithun Chakraborty had formally joined the party on Sunday. It has to be noted that Mithun Chakraborty was formerly a member of Trinamool Congress Party.
BJP candidates will contest from 57 seats in Bengal. West Bengal is scheduled to go to elections from March 27th, spread along 8 phases totally until April 29th. BJP has currently scheduled to organize more than 20 rallies in West Bengal to boost its prospect of winning the elections there.