Rajnath Singh says ‘Majboot PM’ ensures that if he promises 100 paise to people, it reaches them
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched an attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and countered the Opposition’s jibe at PM Modi saying that he was not a ‘Majboor PM’, but a ‘Majboot PM’. Singh shared how Modi had ensured that money reaches directly to the poor through the Jan Dhan Yojana.
On Friday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting at Balurghat in poll-bound West Bengal. During the meeting, he targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and raised doubts about the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in West Bengal under her.
Defence Minister said, “I don’t know if didi allowed the opening of Jan Dhan accounts in West Bengal but the scheme was brought when our former PM Rajiv Gandhi said that when he sent 100 paise to the poor, people got 14 paise. Modi Ji said he’s not ‘majboor PM’ but ‘majboot PM’, and made sure 100 paise reaches the people.”
Singh asked her to take accountability for all the incidents of violence that had taken place during her regime. He took a jibe at Mamata’s infamous ‘Maa, Maati, Manush’ promise, and said, “Today there is no security for Maa, Maati or Manush. Rampant political violence is there. In the last 6-7 years, over 150 of our workers have died. Thousands injured. I want to ask Mamata, isn’t law and order her responsibility?”
Rajnath Singh made sharp comments on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) for giving more importance to politics above people. He said, “We’ll not run a government on the basis of caste and religion, but on basis of justice & humanity.’ Justice to all, appeasement of none’ will be our principle. TMC has put politics above people, it’s the reason they don’t allow the implementation of Centre’s schemes in State.”
The Minister noted that the large number of people in the BJP rallied in West Bengal shows that the people want to bring BJP in power. He said, “People are gathering in huge numbers at our rallies in West Bengal. It shows that people of State have made up their minds to oust Mamata didi and bring BJP.”
The assembly election in West Bengal will be held in April-May 2021. Of the 294 seats, TMC currently has 222 seats.