NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressing a rally in Kanthi, West Bengal, said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee will have to leave the state on May 2.
"Didi is talking about 'duare sarkar' (government at doorstep), but she will be shown door on May 2," said PM Modi who has been extensively touring the poll-bound state ahead of assembly elections.
Later in the day, PM Modi will also visit Bihpuria, Assam.
Highlights from PM Modi's speech:
* Why are Amphan-struck people still forced to live under shattered roofs? Didi is nowhere to be seen when there is a need but when elections draw near, she says "sarkar duare-duare". This is their (TMC) khela.
* This is a very crucial time for first-time voters and youth aged around 25 in Bengal. They have the responsibility to build the future of Bengal and thus, 'Ashol Poriborton' is the need of the hour.
* The relief sent by the Central govt got stuck in the nephew window. Today, the entire WB is asking - Who looted the relief material of Amphan? Who looted the foodgrains sent for the poor?
* Didi makes excuses every time she visits Medinipur. Didi could not respond to the families who were destroyed by Amphan and then plundered by the Trinamool's 'Tolabaz'.
दीदी आजकल मेदिनीपुर में आकर बार-बार बहाने बना रही हैं।दीदी उन बहनों, उन परिवारों को जवाब नहीं दे पाईं जिनको पहले… https://t.co/7kzdOyxVXU— BJP (@BJP4India) 1616565368000
* The relief that was sent by the central government here got stuck in the 'bhaipo window'.
Elections to the 294-member Bengal state assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
Polling will be held in 47 seats in Assam on March 27 in the first phase, while 39 and 40 constituencies will go to polls on April 1 and April 6, respectively.