LAST UPDATED: April 10, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Siliguri (West Bengal): While addressing a BJP meeting in Siliguri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the Cooch Behar incident which took place during the fourth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 today.
“I would like to clearly tell Didi, TMC and their goons that their methods will not be allowed to work in West Bengal. I urge the Election Commission to take strict action against the accused of the incident in Cooch Behar,” PM Modi said.
A total of five people have been killed in Cooch Behar district in north Bengal. All the deaths have been reported from Sitalkuchi.
Four people were shot dead by paramilitary forces when they were allegedly surrounded by a mob comprising hundreds of people. The soldiers had reportedly gone to stop clashes between workers of two parties when they were surrounded by the mob, who also tried to snatch their rifles.
The Election Commission has confirmed that the deaths took place due to CRPF firing. Around four other people were injured in the incident.
Earlier, one person was killed in clashes between BJP and TMC at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district. The BJP has blamed the TMC for the incident while the TMC accused the BJP of opening fire at Sitalkuchi.
“What happened in Cooch Behar is very sad. My sympathies are with the families of those who died, I mourn his demise. Didi and her goons are surprised to see the support of the people towards the BJP. She has reached this level, as she is seen sliding down her chair. The land of North Bengal today announced that the TMC government is going and the BJP government is coming. New year is about to begin in Bengal. BJP is going to win in Bengal. Voting in large numbers is for real change,” PM Modi said.
“Didi, this violence, a strategy to incite people to attack security forces, a strategy to disrupt the voting process will not protect you. This violence cannot protect you from your 10 years of non-administration. It is time to change the kind of political climate that has been prevalent in Bengal for the last several decades. Now Bengal will become ‘Tolabaz free’, ‘Syndicate free’, ‘Cut money free’,” he added.
Attacking Mamta, the PM said, “The thinking of Didi and TMC leaders is coming out in the open. A video is going viral on social media, in which a leader close to Didi can be seen insulting members of the SC community. He had said that the SC community in Bengal acts like beggars.”
The Prime Minister said, “Didi, you are not the fate of the people of Bengal, the people of Bengal are not your fiefdom. The people of Bengal have decided that you must go. The people of Bengal are going to die only after taking you out. You will not go alone, your entire gang is about to be removed by the public. I saw a video in social media in which Didi’s close friends, Bengal’s tourism minister and nearby MLAs were threatening people. He said that if the BJP voted, people would be picked up and thrown out. All this is captured in the camera, this hooliganism is being done openly. ”