Modi vows 'real change' in Bengal
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the BJP’s election campaign in West Bengal officially on Sunday by taking on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee head-on for allegedly letting down the state that had placed much expectation in her.
"Bengal trusted Didi for poriborton. She broke the trust," he said at a rally at Brigade Parade Ground teaming with people.
"I have come here to make you believe in ‘Asol Poribortan' (genuine change), a change in Bengal's development, a change in Bengal's situation, an increase in investments and industries and in the reconstruction of Bengal," Modi said.
"The next 25 years are very important for development in Bengal...In 2047, when India will celebrate 100 years of independence, Bengal will lead the country once again," he said.
The Prime Minister alleged that the democratic system had been destroyed in the state and that the BJP would strengthen it. He also promised to re-establish public belief in government systems, in the police, and the administration.
He welcomed veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty who joined the party hours earlier, saying he wanted to do good for the state with the blessings of “Baba Loknath”..
Chakraborty was welcomed into the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party chief Dilip Ghosh, among others.