People in Bengal are jailed for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Jai Maa Kali': PM Modi

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People in Bengal are jailed for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Jai Maa Kali': PM Modi
People in Bengal are jailed for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Jai Maa Kali': PM Modi

Kolkata : On the last day of campaigning in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Mamata Banerjee government blaming her for deteriorating situation of the state.

"Didi has created a situation in the state where attackers and infiltrators have a free run and devotees of lord Ram and Kali are living in fear. Bengal youths are being jailed for chanting "Jai Shri Ram" and "Jai Maa Kali", daughters are being arrested for just sharing memes on the social media," PM Narendra Modi said at a rally on Thursday.

Claiming that she is losing grounds in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, "this election will be remembered for her attitude towards democracy and constitution. Several BJP workers were attacked and killed during the election time."

PM Modi also alleged that Didi thought of West Bengal as her "personal property". "West Bengal is not your or your nephew's personal fiefdom," he added.

 "Today, Didi is abusing the Election Commission, the election process and security forces. Don't forget these are the same constitutional institutions which helped you. If not for these institutions, you would not have been a chief minister today," he said. 

The Prime Minister also reiterated his part's poll promise to amend the Citizenship Bill. "Those who visit temples, churches, and gurudwaras, those who were forced to come to India because of their worship styles, they do not need to worry. We are going to amend the Citizenship Bill and give them permanent citizenship."

Taking a dig at the Congress party, the Prime Minister said, "Even a party like Congress which believes that the post of the Prime Minister is its birthright is now ready to give up its claim on Prime Minister's post. You can now guess the results of May 23."

Seeking to douse the controversy on Pragya Singh Thakur's comment on Nathuram Godse, the Prime Minister said, "Lord Sri Krishna is known as 'Sudarshan Chakradhari Mohan' and Mahatma Gandhi is known as 'Charkhadhari Mohan'. Today, the country needs to walk on the paths of both these 'Mohans'. For development- Charkhadhari Mohan and for security- Chakradhari Mohan."

West Bengal will go for polls in the final phase on May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.