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PM Modi has no right to remain in power: CM

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee maintained that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no right to remain in power as he has deceived the people of India and urged them to oust him to save the nation.

Addressing a mammoth gathering before taking part in a road show in support of party nominees, Dipak Adhikari (Dev) from Ghatal and Birbaha Soren from Jhargram (ST) seats, Banerjee said: "In the past five years, Modi has only deceived the people. More than 12,000 farmers committed suicide, over two crore people lost their jobs because of note ban, as promised people did not get Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts. Oust Modi to save the country."

She also alleged that "in a bid to cover up his inefficiency, Modi is spreading hate politics and trying to divide society on the basis of religion and caste." She further alleged that BJP leaders are using unparliamentary languages and warned them "not to flex muscles." She further said: "The state government will not tolerate any muscle flexing to weaken society."

Thousands of people took part in the road show that started from Chadrakona Road and ended in Ghatal. Dipak Adhikari had won the seat in 2014 by over 2.60 lakh votes. Former police officer Bharati Ghosh is contesting against Adhikari with a BJP ticket.

Banerjee has nominated Birbaha Soren, a school teacher in Jhargram (ST) seat dropping Uma Soren who had won the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 by 3.87 lakh votes.

Banerjee went to Keshpur Bazar after nearly 20 years. In Keshpur, the CPI(M) backed anti-socials had unleashed a 'Reign of Terror' and killed many Trinamool supporters. Banerjee used to visit the area frequently. She led a movement after the Trinamool workers were killed and their houses set on fire. She had then raised a slogan "(Keshpur hobe CPI(M)'er seshpur" (Keshpur will be the end of CPIM).

The Chief Minister also visited the Vidyasagar Industrial Park in Kharagpur.

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