Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday started campaign at Durgapur in West Bengal for the coming Lok Sabha elections. He seemed to cut short his speech because of a stampede in the crowd, wrapping up after a brief mention of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and urging the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government to support it in Rajya Sabha.
Modi said “After Independence, many people stayed where they were. But after being tortured, they left and came back to India. And that’s why we are bringing the citizenship law. I urge the Trinamool to support it in parliament. My brothers and sisters here need it.”
PM Modi also spoke about the measures announced for farmers in the interim budget yesterday and said that farmers with up to five acres of land will be provided Rs. 6,000 assistance in three equal installments directly in their bank accounts.