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'No need to keep a chowkidar who helps fraudsters flee India'

No need to keep a chowkidar who helps fraudsters flee India
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Diamond Harbour: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tall claim of calling himself a 'chowkidar', Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Youth

Congress president and sitting MP, said there is no need to keep a chowkidar who allows money launderers to flee India and take safe shelter in foreign countries.

"We do not want a chowkidar who will allow money launderers like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya to flee the country and get settled in a foreign country peacefully," he said while addressing a rally at Sarisha High School ground on Saturday afternoon.

Comparing the BJP with a special type of insect that is found during Diwali, he said: "BJP is like that particular type of insect called "shyamapoka" which can only be seen during Diwali and Kali Puja. The leaders of BJP come before the election and during the year, they cannot be seen anywhere near the constituency," he said. "I request locals not to

support BJP leaders as they are like snakes. At the earliest opportunity, they will bite those who have helped them," he added.

Abhishek said the BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour constituency, Nilanjan Roy, is a resident of Balurghat and "he needs at least three months to know the area. But before that elections will be over and he will go back to Balurghat."

He maintained that in the past five years, the MPLAD fund worth Rs 25 crore has been used for the development in the area. In addition to this, the state Public Works department and Public Health Engineering department have spent another Rs 1,600 crore. On top of it, the state Tourism department, Irrigation and waterways department and Transport department spent another Rs 2,600 crore. He said: "I can say with utmost conviction that in the past five years, the same amount has not been spent for the development of Varanasi which is Modi's constituency."

Abhishek added that he would conduct road shows and organise meetings in Diamond Harbour. He assured that more development in the area would be taken up in future.

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