ANI Photo | “Goons, land mafia openly engaging in hooliganism in Bengal”: PM Modi targets Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday came down heavily on the ruling Trinamool Congress, claiming that “TMC goons and land mafias have been given a free hand for hooliganism in the state.”
PM Modi said that the ruling party was “creating hurdles in the environment-related permissions.”
“In West Bengal, TMC’s goons and land mafias have been given open permission for hooliganism but the TMC government is creating hurdles in environment-related permissions…,” he said. “TMC means betrayal, corruption and ‘parivarvad’,” PM Modi said. “TMC stands for ‘Tu, Main aur corruption hi corruption,'” the PM said addressing a public rally in Krishnanagar in Nadia district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the TMC government had “looted” MGNREGA funds. He further said, “TMC made fake cards of people.”
The PM further said, “AIIMS was inaugurated by me via video conferencing in Kalyani of Nadia district a few days ago, but the West Bengal government has a problem with the construction of Kalyani AIIMS; they are asking why the permission was not taken”?
PM Modi, who is facing his third Lok Sabha polls, also highlighted the achievements of his government in the last ten years.
“The central government gave medical assistance worth Rs 5 lakh to the poor, but the TMC government does not allow the people of Bengal to benefit from this central initiative. We put in efforts to improve the medical condition of West Bengal,” he said.
“Before 2014, Bengal only had 14 government medical colleges. In the past 10 years, the number has almost doubled to 26…,’ PM Modi said.
PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Krishnanagar city in West Bengal’s Nadia District on Saturday.
PM dedicated himself to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Krishnanagar.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that today marks another step towards making West Bengal a Viksit state.
“I am fortunate as development projects worth more than Rs 15,000 crores are being inaugurated and foundation stones are laid encompassing electricity, road, and railway sectors to make the lives of West Bengal’s citizens easier.”
He said that these projects would give momentum to the development of West Bengal and also provide better employment opportunities for the youth. The Prime Minister congratulated the citizens for today’s development projects.
The Prime Minister said that the government is working to make West Bengal self-reliant for its electricity needs. He said Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station Phase II (2×660 MW), located at Raghunathpur in Purulia district, a coal-based thermal power project of the Damodar Valley Corporation will bring more than Rs 11,000 crore worth of investment in the state.
This will address the energy needs of the state and will push the economic development of the area too, he said. Furthermore, he said that the Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system of Unit 7 & 8 of Mejia Thermal Power Station, developed at a cost of about Rs 650 crore is an example of India’s seriousness towards environmental issues.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the road project for four laning of Farakka-Raiganj Section of NH-12 (100 Km). Developed at a cost of about Rs 1986 crore, the project aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve connectivity and contribute to the socio-economic development of North Bengal and the Northeast region.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation four rail projects worth more than Rs 940 crore in West Bengal including project for doubling of Damodar – Mohishila rail line; third line between Rampurhat and Murarai; doubling of Bazarsau – Azimganj rail line; and New line connecting Azimganj – Murshidabad. These projects will improve rail connectivity, facilitate freight movement and contribute to economic and industrial growth in the region

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