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'Very saddening': PM Modi on Cooch Behar violence

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New Delhi, Apr 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the violence at ooch Behar's Sitalkuchi, where four people died in the CISF firing as very saddening and urged the election commission to take strict action against the accused of the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Addressing a rally in Siliguri, PM Modi said that "What happened in Cooch Behar is very saddening. My sympathies are with the families of those who died, I condole their demise. Didi & her goons are perturbed, seeing the people's support for BJP. She has stooped to this level as she can see her chair slipping away."

"I would like to tell Didi, TMC and their goons clearly that their ways will not be allowed to work in Bengal. I urge the Election Commission to take strict action against the accused of the incident in Cooch Behar, he added.

4 shot dead as violent clashes erupt between TMC, BJP workers in Bengal4 shot dead as violent clashes erupt between TMC, BJP workers in Bengal

"Mamata Didi and her TMC goons have become jittery because of ground swell of support for BJP," Modi told an election rally here in North Bengal.

Four persons were killed when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles" in Cooch Behar district.

The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior district police officer said.

"Didi, this violence, the tactic of instigating people to attack the security forces, the tactic of obstructing the polling process will not protect you. You have to go out of power. Didi is asking people to attack and gherao security forces who are here to protect the rights of the people of the state," he said.

Attacking Banerjee over the culture of violence and "tolabaji" (extortion), Modi said people of Bengal had made up their mind to defeat the TMC.

"Didi, you don''t preside over the destiny of the people of Bengal, they are not your ''jagir'' (fiefdom)," he said.

North Bengal, he said, was critical to national security which has been undermined due to appeasement politics of Banerjee.

Reaching out to the numerically strong Dalit Rajbongshi and Matua communities, Modi said the TMC insults them, and claimed a party leader was shown in a video likening the scheduled caste people to beggars.

Four persons were killed as CISF personnel allegedly opened fire after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles", in West Bengal''s Cooch Behar district on Saturday. The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway.

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