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Narendra Modi questioned Elections Commission's impartiality, targets Mamata Banerjee,Bangladeshi migrants

Monday, 5 May 2014 - 6:14am IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: dna

After being accused by the Election Commission of violating code of conduct, Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that the poll regulator was not acting impartially turning a blind eye to widespread rigging of polls in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh on April 30.

"I am making very serious allegations. You have failed to stop rigging and violence in these areas. False cases have been filed against our candidate from Asansol, Babul Supriyo. Election Commission's work is to protect people. I request you to fulfil your responsibility. For how long will this khel continue," Modi questioned addressing rallies in West Bengal. Modi called on voters to get rid of "scam India" and usher in "scheme India" accusing both the UPA-II government at the Centre as well as Mamata Banerjee's rule in West Bengal of rampant corruption.

Continuing his attack on Mamata, a prospective post poll ally, over scams like Saradha Ponzi scheme and appointment of primary teachers Modi took a jibe over her "paper tiger" comment. "A tiger is the one who sends those involved in Sharada chit fund scam to jail, investigate the matter and get back the money of the poor," Modi said. 

Only a strong and performing government at the centre would force a state to get rid of complacency and inefficiency and compete in doing good for people. "I have a formula for double faida for you. Dono haath me rosogulla. If there is a strong government at Centre, Didi would be forced to stop natakbazi and do real work and compete with me. Let there be a healthy competition between me and Mamata and people will benefit. If I build 1 lakh homes for poor, she will have to work hard to make 10,000." Modi again brought up his earlier controversial comment over Bangladeshi migrants.

"She is busy cajoling Bangladeshi infiltrators. There are genuine asylum seekers from Bangladesh but they are used for vote bank politics which must stop," he said.

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