PM Narendra Modi’s maiden roadshow in Kolkata witnesses sea of humanity

Kolkata, May 28 (UNI) Ahead of Saturday’s final seventh phase poll in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra on Tuesday evening held his maiden and last roadshow in the cultural hub of Kolkata where lakhs of people from different strata assembled to wave him along the two-KM stretch.

The roadshow started at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose statue at Five-point crossing (Shyambazar) and culminated at the ancestral home of Swami Vivekananda at Shimla Street in central Kolkata.

Modi, before starting his first roadshow, offered prayer at the Mother House in Bagbazar where he bowed his head before the portraits of Ramakrishna Paramhans, Ma Sarada, and Swami Vivekananda and sought blessing from the monks at the ashram.

Thereafter the PM offered floral tribute to the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and then began the roadshow on an open hooded vehicle flanked by BJP state President Sukanta Majumdar, LoP Suvendu Adhikari and party candidates Tapas Roy of Kolkata Uttar and Silbhadra Dutta of Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat.

The roadshow in the two-km stretch took more than an hour as lakhs of people stood along the road of Bidhan Sarani and threw petals

on the convoy and waved hands displaying posters of Modi, who constantly greeted the people with folded hands and occasionally responded to the greetings of the sea of humanity.

The show was held amid tight security as the path of the stretch was barricaded with bamboo to keep at bay the people, many of them also danced in traditional style.

Earlier in the day Modi held two meetings, one at Barasat for BJP candidates Swapan Majumdar and Rekha Patra of Basirhat seat.

The PM also held a meeting at Baruipur for Jadavpur party candidate Anirban Ganguly and Kolkata Dakshin Debashree Chowdhury.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Trinamool Congress government and said it has “no relation with good governance”.

He alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government was promoting a “corrupt ecosystem” with its politics revolving around “vote bank politics.”

“The TMC and good governance have no relation. You won’t find good governance in Bengal even under a microscope. The TMC works only for its vote bank and can never do anything for the State’s youth. The party has no vision, ” he said.

The Prime Minister said the TMC wanted to keep you poor and backward so that their business keeps running.

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