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Jittery Mamata orchestrating violence against BJP workers, says Modi

The Prime Minister was addressing a well-attended event of the Scheduled Caste Matua community in Thakurnagar, West Bengal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was orchestrating violence against BJP workers in the State as she had become jittery due to people’s love for his party.

Taking his battle for the Lok Sabha election to Ms. Banerjee’s turf,

Addressing a well-attended event of the Scheduled Caste Matua community, where his speech was welcomed with loud cheers, at Thakurnagar in West Bengal, he said “Now I can understand why Didi [Ms. Banerjee] and her party are indulging in violence…killing innocent people. She has become jittery because of your love for us.”

Mr. Modi accused his political rivals of misleading the distressed farming community through farm loan waivers. Calling the interim Budget presented in the Parliament on Friday as a a “historic step” for the welfare of farmers, the working and middle class, he said these sections were neglected for years after Independence.

“We have announced measures in our budget that will benefit 12 crore small farmers, 30-40 crore workmen, and three crore middle class people,” he said.

The Prime Minister also made a strong pitch for the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to accord Indian citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who fled their countries due to religious persecution.

There was commotion at the rally ground, prompting him to cut short his speech barely after 14 minutes.

Before the rally, Mr .Modi visited Matua Thakurbari and sought the blessings of Baro Ma, the current leader of the community and widow of the founder of Matua Mahasangh Harishchandra Thakur.

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