In West Bengal, the fifth phase of Assembly Elections witnessed high-decibel campaigns by the BJP and Trinamool Congress. While the BJP targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of corruption and “appeasement politics”, the Trinamool hit back on the BJP-led central government over recent hike in prices of gas, petrol, diesel, besides plans to disinvest in a large number of central government run PSUs.
Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that BJP is working on the doctrine of Sab Ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas in West Bengal which is now realised by people of the state. Addressing a rally in Nadia district in West Bengal Senior BJP Leader Narendra Modi said that on the basis of the ideology of Pandit Shyama Prasad Mukherejee the BJP will bring a new and peaceful political environment and eradicate all corruption and infiltration in West Bengal.
Narendra Modi assured that the offenders of the Sheetalkuchi incident will be brought to justice.
Earlier, addressing a public meeting at Siliguri Mr. Modi said that the huge percentage of polling seen in the last three phases show that people of Bengal have given mandate in favour of the BJP.
On the other hand Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held 3 rallies today in different parts of North 24 parganas disttict. Expressing anger over the role of the central forces in the death of 4 people in Sitalkuchi, she said that the central forces were not their enemy but they are following the instructions of the Home Ministry. She advised party workers and common people to remain calm. In another rally in Bangaon, north 24 parganas, she demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the shooting incident in Cooch Behar. Apart from this, Mamata also opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC. She also expressed dissatisfaction over the role of the state police.