Rahul Gandhi has started a number of rallies in election-bound Kolkata, after the recent incident took place in which a flyover collapsed and took lives of several people. He has used the rally as a chance to hit at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also at the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi reached West Bengal on Saturday morning and went directly to the flyover collapse site. He denied making any political statement.
He claimed in his rally that Narendra Modi is responsible for killing democracy in our country. And, now Mamata Banerjee is also following his foot steps and doing the same thing, he added. He alleged that people of Trinamool Congress were involved in the construction of the flyover.
Rahul Gandhi seems to have used this flyover mishap to target West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He further added that she has failed at every front and has not fulfilled any of the promises that she made to the people of the state.
At the Congress Left front election rally, Gandhi said, “In Kolkata, a bridge collapsed and many people lost their lives. Mamata Ji said politics should not be done over this. I agree with her but I want to ask Mamata Ji that why was work related to bridge stalled for five years? The people of West Bengal gave power to Mamata Ji so that she works for their betterment.” “The people who suffered and lost their lives in the mishap are not the TMC party workers. The flyover collapsed and people died and the construction workers were from Trinamool Congress,” he added.
Addressing the same rally, he blamed Narendra Modi and said, “Modi Ji is trying to crush democracy in our country. He has brought down Congress governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the most arbitrary manner.” He also mentioned that once the alliance of the Congress and the Left comes to power, their first priority will be to provide jobs to the youth.
He added, “We will definitely form the government in the state. We will bring development to the state. We would work for the upliftment of the tribals and the adivasis. We will fight against corruption. The first priority of our government will be to provide jobs to the youth of the country.”
Assembly elections will be held in West Bengal in six phases which is starting from April 4 to May 5.