'Syndicate for extortion, to kill opposition exists in Bengal': PM Modi
Kolkata, July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is working to double the income of farmers by 2022. Modi, who addressed a public rally here, attacked the Mamata Banerjee government for throttling democracy and encouraging syndicates in West Bengal.
Addressing the gathering PM Modi thanked Mamata didi for putting up so many flags to welcome him wit flags everywhere.
"BJP government is working to make lives easy for all of you. Will ensure all farmers get benefits. India is going through a major development change. Everyone in the country is trying to give their 100% efforts towards a bringing development. Our government worked for farmers, from quality seeds to market, important to have warehouse to save the produce," he said.
"My government is your government, it is a government of farmers. Our government worked for farmers... from quality seeds to market, it is important to have warehouse to save the produce," he said.
Mounting an attack on the state government, Modi said nothing can be achieved without approval of the "syndicate" in West Bengal.
"Democracy is throttled in the state," he said. Exhorting the TMC government to work for farmers, he said, "I hope the West Bengal government will take required steps to create infrastructure for farmers. We want our farmers to use latest technology."
"Our country is witnessing change. 125 crore Indians are trying to realise their dream of New India," he added.
"The real face of 'Ma Mati Manush' is for everyone to see. There is ' murder your opponents' syndicate operating here. Nothing can happen in West Bengal without the permission of this syndicate. Even doing 'Puja' has become difficult here," he further said.
Modi's rally at Midnapore comes just about a fortnight after BJP national president Amit Shah's 29 June public meeting in Purulia district.
The Central Government on July 4 approved the proposal to hike MSP by 50 per cent for 14 Kharif crops for the year 2018-19.
MSP is referred to a price at which the government buys crops from the farmers, to protect agriculture producers from fall in farm prices.
The saffron party has made steady inroads in various districts of West Bengal and has emerged as the main opposition party in the state after the recent panchayat elections and bypolls.
It is making all efforts to increase its tally in the next general election from the current two.
According to state BJP sources, the party is putting special emphasis on the tribal Jungalmahal area where the party won sizeable seats in the last panchayat polls.
West Midnapore district is part of the Jangalmahal area.