Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at his oratorial best as he unleashed his poll campaign in West Bengal on Wednesday by addressing a mega rally in north Bengal’s Siliguri and Kolkata cities for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Prime Minister chose to start off his poll campaigning in Siliguri city.
On Security Forces’ Armed Forces Special Provision Act (AFSPA), the Prime Minster said: “AFSPA is a protective shield for the country’s soldiers so that they can take any step for the security of the country fearlessly. But the Congress wants to snatch it away from the army. Be assured that Modi is here, who will not let any intruders walk away.”
Modi also warned that those who are doing vandalism on the payroll of Trinamool Congress, “I want to warn them that they should leave all this, otherwise as soon as the BJP forms a government here, they will be straightened”.
He raised several issue of national importance involving Trinamool Congress and Congress parties at both the rallies.
On Congress’ Poll Manifesto, Modi said: “Will expire on May 23″.
During the rally held at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Modi chose the occasion to slam the Congress from all corners.
On 26 February Pakistan air strikes, the Prime Minister blamed the opposition of having insulted the security forces. “Opposition demanded evidence of air strikes. They have insulted our security forces.
“Show us bodies of terrorists, who asked this? …Were you proud or not? Who called such a big thing a drama?” the Prime Minister asked the people at the rally.
Later in Kolkata, Modi sought to know from the potential voters: “whether it’s surgical strikes, Digital India, Make In India or Kolkata’s waterway, Who was responsible for this?”
The Prime Minister said all of these achievements, whether surgical strikes, air strikes, space strikes, from Kolkata to Banaras waterway, “all of this is possible because of whom? Within 5 years, who did this?”
“No, this is not because of Modi. This is because of your blessings. It is because of you, impossible is possible,” Prime Minister Modi added.
Other key statements of Modi’s two speeches included:
We will empower the forces.
Congress is saying such things. Won’t it help terrorists in Pakistan?
Congress is angry with all chowkidars. Even the chowkidars at the border.
Congress has always compromised on congress
They weakened laws against Naxals and separatists.
And Trinamool shares the congress ideology
“The laws we have, Government will make lives easier for people. We have passed 1,400 new laws.
But Congress is weakening our soldiers, breaking their morale.”