PM Modi says Mamata will be wiped out of Bengal in LS election; highlights

The final countdown for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 has begun. Narendra Modi campaigned for BJP in West Bengal's Durgapur, Thakurnagar on Saturday

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal. Photo: BJP
With the final countdown for Lok Sabha elections beginning this year, Prime Minister has kick-started Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign in West Bengal. BJP's star-campaigner addressed rallies in Thakurpur and Durgapur.

During the public meeting at Thakurpur, Modi had to cut short his speech after a stampede-like situation broke out at the venue leading to injuries to several persons.

While Modi was addressing the well-attended rally of the Matua community, hundreds of supporters who were standing outside the venue tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally ground, leading to commotion. Modi tried to pacify the crowd by asking them to stay put in their places and stop from making efforts to come on the front side of the inner ring. However, his pleas went unheard as supporters started throwing chairs inside the no-man zone in front of the stage to make space for others to stand in the inner ring, which was earmarked for women supporters.


The Durgapur rally of the prime minister was a part of BJP's 'Ganatantra Bachao' (save democracy) programme in the state.

The rallies were held at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has upped the ante against the BJP-headed government at the Centre and has given the call to oust the PM Modi government in the next General Election.

Highlights on Narendra Modi's 'Ganatantra Bachao' rally in West Bengal

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