After June 4, corrupt will have to spend entire life in jail: Modi in West Bengal

Modi condemns Mamata Banerjee for remarks against ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission

Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally for Lok Sabha elections in Jamshedpur | PTI

Campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he won’t let corrupt persons live outside prison once the new Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is formed in Centre after Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a rally at Purulia, Modi said, “I am saying it now that I won't let the corrupt live outside jail. Modi is giving you another guarantee, after June 4 when we form the new government, corrupt people will have to spend their entire lives in jail.”

The prime minister attacked Trinamool Congress (TMC) over Sandeshkhali violence and said, “To protect their ‘Shahjahan', the people of Trinamool Congress are questioning the character of the sisters of Sandeshkhali. The kind of language they are using for them, the daughters of Bengal will reply to the TMC by destroying it through their votes."

The prime minister also condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remarks against Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha and said threats are being issued against these socio-religious organisations to "appease" one's vote bank.

TMC has crossed the limits of decency by stooping so low that it is spreading canards against ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Modi said. “The TMC has gone beyond its limits by spreading canards against ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha. West Bengal chief minister is threatening them. They are threatening them just to appease their vote bank,” he said.

Addressing an election rally in Goghat under the Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency, Banerjee had claimed, "Some monks of Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha are working under the influence of BJP leaders in Delhi. Those who are looking after temples are doing great spiritual jobs, but everyone is not doing so. This is not done.”

-with inputs from agencies.

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