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This Independence Day speech by PM Modi to be his final from ramparts of Red Fort: Mamata

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The TMC boss alleged that Modi has modified the 'Garibi Hatao' (take away poverty) slogan of Indira Gandhi to 'Garib Hatao' (take away the poor folks).

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech this yr shall be his final because the PM from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.

Banerjee, whereas talking at a pre-Independence Day programme organised by her get together the Trinamool Congress at Behala right here, additionally proclaimed that opposition bloc INDIA will quickly take the sector, including “khela hobe (we will play)”.

‘Khela hobe’ was a slogan that the ruling TMC had coined through the 2021 meeting ballot marketing campaign.

“Modiji’s Independence Day speech tomorrow will be his last speech as prime minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort,” Banerjee stated.

She additionally asserted that she believes that the opposition bloc INDIA, of which the TMC is a member, will emerge victorious within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

“INDIA bloc will decimate the BJP across the country. In Bengal, the TMC will decisively defeat the saffron party,” she stated.

The TMC supremo indicated that she doesn’t harbour prime ministerial ambitions, stating that “Bengal does not want ‘Kursi’ (political position), it wants to dislodge the BJP ‘Sarkar'”.

Banerjee alleged that there are corruption costs in opposition to the BJP authorities on the Centre, citing the Rafale plane buy and demonetisation of high-value notes amongst “suspect” offers.

“In Bengal, there have been a few instances of corruption against which we have taken immediate steps. However, the central government has several corruption allegations against it, be it the Rafale jet deal or demonetisation of Rs 2,000 notes,” Banerjee stated.

The chief minister additionally accused the central authorities of holding again central allocation for meals initiatives in West Bengal.

“You (the Centre) are not giving rice to us. You have stopped allocation though you are funding it from our own money. Don’t forget there is a 60:40 allocation ratio for central projects with a 40 per cent state share. If you hold back money to the projects which is our due, people will seek answer from you,” she stated.

The TMC boss alleged that Modi has modified the ‘Garibi Hatao’ (take away poverty) slogan of Indira Gandhi to ‘Garib Hatao’ (take away the poor folks).

“This shows the anti-people nature of the Narendra Modi government which does not give poor people the right to life, the right to livelihood. They only want to crush the dreams of the poor,” she stated.

Cautioning folks to sustained try to vary the historical past of the nation, Banerjee claimed that the saffron get together desires folks to overlook historical past “but we won’t allow that to happen.”

The CM additionally asserted that the Modi authorities has been altering the names of 1 challenge after one other, rechristening it after the PM.

She claimed that the BJP-ruled Gujarat is flaunted as a mannequin by the saffron ecosystem, but when in contrast by statistics, West Bengal has received laurels on completely different parameters and is forward of the western state.

On the event of ‘Kanyashree Divas’, The CM cited statistics of varied parameters comparable to poverty eradication fee, unemployment fee and baby mortality fee to buttress her level that West Bengal’s observe file is healthier.

The West Bengal authorities observes ‘Kanyashree Divas’ on August 14.