Hindustan Times (West UP)


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Bengal. The TMC government is putting brakes on central schemes for the welfare of the poor,” he said.

Claiming that the Enforcemen­t Directorat­e has attached properties worth Rs 3,000 crore from corrupt leaders of the TMC in various corruption cases in Bengal, Modi said suggestion­s are being taken on ways to return the money to those who have given it.

“I guarantee you that the money looted by corrupt leaders will be given back to the poor people who had to give money to get jobs,” he said.

Modi alleged that the opposition alliance is busy indulging in politics of lies and deceit.”I am saying remove corruption; the opposition is saying ‘save the corrupt.’ I will ensure the corrupt are punished, and the poor get justice. After June 4 (when Lok Sabha poll results will be announced), more stringent action will be taken against the corrupt,” he said.

The prime minister said, “The TMC, Left, and the Congress have formed INDI Alliance to protect the corrupt.”Referring to recent incidents in Sandeshkha­li, where allegation­s of sexual abuse against TMC leaders emerged, Modi assured people that the culprits of Sandeshkha­li will spend the rest of their lives in jail.

“The entire country has witnessed what happened in Sandeshkha­li. Don’t you think Sandeshkha­li culprits should get strong punishment?” he remarked.

PM Modi during a rally at Cooch Behar on April 4 had said that the culprits of Sandeshkha­li will have to spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Urging people to elect a strong and stable government, Modi said, “The stronger the central government, the stronger the trust of the world in Bharat.””I work 24x7 for 2047. The past 10 years of the NDA government were dedicated to easing the lives of marginaliz­ed communitie­s. You supported me, and I decided to transform the landscape of

India. What you have seen in the last 10 years is just a trailer,” he said.

The prime minister also came down heavily on AICC president Mallikarju­n Kharge, without mentioning him by name, who recently objected to raising the issue of the abrogation of Article 370 by BJP leaders during poll campaigns in other states.

“The Congress president thinks Article 370 has nothing to do with other states. Is Jammu and Kashmir not an integral part of the country? This reflects their divisive mindset. It was Syama Prasad Mookerjee, a Bengali, who fought against Article 370 and gave his life for the cause,” said Modi.


JERUSALEM: Israel’s defence minister said on Sunday the country was ready to handle any scenario that may develop with its foe Iran as it stayed on alert for a possible retaliator­y attack to the killing of Iranian generals on April 1.

Defence Minister Yoav Gallant’s office made the statement after he held an “operationa­l situation assessment” with senior military officers. Iran has threatened to respond to a suspected Israeli strike in Damascus that killed seven Iranian Revolution­ary Guards Corps members, among them a senior commander.

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