Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd that assembled at the BJP Headquarter yesterday, in New Delhi, post the BJP’s emergence as the single largest party in the Karnataka elections. PM Modi touched on a few important points in his 15 minutes long speech. He started off by mentioning the tragic incident in Varanasi. The under-construction flyover had collapsed in Varanasi which led to the death of as many as 19 people while many more were trapped. This tragic incident dampened the joy of PM Modi and all BJP workers who were in a jubilant mood owing to the victory in Karnataka. PM Modi then stressed on the false notion that the BJP was a party of Hindi speaking states which had been put to rest by the recent wins in Maharashtra, North-eastern states and Karnataka. Karnataka has welcomed the BJP with open arms and proved that the North-South divide campaigns of the Congress have drastically failed. According to PM Modi the end of divisive politics in India has begun with BJP’s Karnataka win. Apart from Varanasi and Karnataka one more state featured prominently in PM Modi’s speech for all the wrong reasons, the grave issue of murders and violence committed by ruling TMC in West Bengal panchayat polls were also mentioned in the speech.
West Bengal was snatched away from the hands of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) after long period of 33 years by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by Mamata Banerjee. West Bengal under CPI (M) rule had been notorious for use of force in elections. When the people elected Mamata Banerjee’s TMC over CPI (M) they wanted to get a new approach towards politics and life in general. Mamata Banerjee and her party, sadly, carried on from where the CPI (M) had left, branding everyone who raised a question as a communist. The situation of West Bengal before small or large scale election worsened year after year. The latest panchayat polls which were conducted were no different.
“Democracy is under severe threat in West Bengal and the photos and news which have surfaced from West Bengal prove the points”, PM Modi mentioned in his speech.
It is disappointing how the mainstream media has chosen not to display the real situation in West Bengal to the rest of India. Questions must be raised on the silence of media over the violence in West Bengal. The same media which leaves no stone unturned has neglected the extent of destruction caused by the ruling party members in West Bengal. PM Modi had to take up this issue on the day when BJP workers wanted to celebrate their impressive win in Karnataka, considering the hate mongering done by Congress prior to the elections.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee must be questioned and held accountable for the violence in the state. Her silence on the violence has given her party workers the tacit approval needed to wreak havoc in the state for too long. Her ambitions to lead the Third Front in the 2019 elections might be razed to the ground if TMC’s modus operandi becomes known to the whole of India. PM Modi through his short but loaded speech has tried to raise this issue in the mainstream media. PM Modi in his masterstroke speech has unmasked the face of liberals and intellectuals who try to hide the crimes committed in all the opposition ruled states.