Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the party’s call for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections to West Bengal on Wednesday, attacking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Third Front and the Congress. Modi hit out at the Congress saying President Pranab Mukherjee should have been made the Prime Minister after Indira Gandhi’s death in 1984.
“Pranab should have become the PM after Indira Gandhi’s death. In 2004, Pranab was the senior most. He should have been made the PM, not Manmohan,” Modi said addressing a rally in Kolkata.
Reacting to this, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said, “It’s unfortunate that the CM of Gujarat is dragging in the august office of the President of India into controversy.”
Modi launched an all-out war against the Mamata Banerjee government and the Left parties in West Bengal. The Gujarat strongman exhorted the people to vote for the BJP if they wanted progress and development.
“India will only become a world leader if Bengal becomes the national leader,” Modi said to loud cheers.
“I promise you if you welcome BJP in Bengal, I will undo what has been done to Bengal in last 60 years,” he said.
Like Uttar Pradesh, for West Bengal also, he said, “If Gujarat can provide 24 hour power, why can’t West Bengal?”
Modi also took a dig at the Third Front saying the country will become third grade if a Third Front comes to power. He also added that the people of the country have already decided the outcome of the 2014 polls.