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Mamata govt adopted Left's culture of violence, defamed Bengal: PM Modi

Modi also said that he'd spare 'neither the perpetrators of chit fund scams nor those protecting them'

Press Trust of India  |  Churabhandar (WB) 

narendra modi

Prime Minister Friday launched a scathing attack on the government, claiming it had defamed the soil of and rendered its people helpless.

Addressing a well-attended BJP rally here in North Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, Modi said it was an "extortionist syndicate" and not 'Didi', as Banerjee is fondly called, that was running the state.

"Those who got power in Bengal in the name of 'Maa, Maati, Manush' after unseating the Left have also adopted the culture of violence. They have defamed the soil of Bengal and rendered its people helpless," Modi said attacking TMC government.

Assailing Banerjee for the sit-in she staged against the attempted questioning of Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar by the CBI in the case, the prime minister said it was for the first time that a chief minister had staged a dharna to protect the fraudsters who looted lakhs of poor people.

"This chowkidar will spare neither the perpetrators of chit fund scams nor those protecting them," he asserted.

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 16:55 IST