West Bengal under CPI-M was overpowered by social evils: PM Modi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying its government in West Bengal destroyed the state with all the social evils overpowering it. "The country saw communist government, like in West Bengal. Today, there is poverty, lack of law and all public evils have overpowered the state," said Prime Minister Modi while delivering a speech here. Targeting its political rival the Congress, the Prime Minister said the country did not progress under the former's rule. "The country say Congress rule. I don't need to say where we (country) have reached, what is our condition," he added. Stressing on good governance, the Prime Minister said they remain connected with citizens, note their troubles and ensure work is done on time. Highlighting on some of his government's initiatives, Prime Minister Modi said out of 18,000 villages in mission mode, 1,500 were in Uttar Pradesh alone. "Our aim is to ensure smoke-free rural India. We want 5 crore rural households to have access to gas connections in 3 years," he added. Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day held his second roadshow here starting from Pandeypur Chauraha which concluded at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith. (ANI)