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TMC Leader Derek O’ Brien Does ‘Fact Check’ On PM Modi’s Speech In Hooghly

<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a public meeting in West Bengal's Hooghly and also inaugurated some key developmental projects in the state.&nbsp;</p> <p>While addressing the public meeting, Prime Minister launched fresh attack at TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee as he accused her of insulting Bengal's culture for vote-bank.</p> <p>"This kind of politics stops people of Bengal from performing Durga puja &amp; visarjan. People of Bengal will never forgive those who insult their culture for vote bank politics."</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |&nbsp;<a href="https://news.abplive.com/photo-gallery/news/in-pictures-pm-narendra-modi-attacks-cm-mamata-banerjee-ahead-of-west-bengal-elections-2021-1445438">BJP Will Bring &lsquo;Asol Poribartan&rsquo; In West Bengal: PM Narendra Modi At Hooghly Rally</a></strong></p> <p>Reacting to PM Modi's claim, senior TMC leader Derek O' Brien on Monday took to Twitter to 'fact check' Prime Minister's speech in Hooghly.</p> <p>The TMC leader shared a post on Twitter in which he wrote, "We did a Fact Check of the speech delivered in Bengal by the Hon. Prime Minister today."</p> <p>TMC Rajya Sabha MP, coming on the forefront, hit back at PM Modi stating his claims are to be debunked. In an elaborative Twitter post, Derek O' Brien explained how Prime Minister's statement during Hooghly rally is not accurate.</p> <p>"Rs. 50000 assistance provided to each Puja committee in 2020. Rs. 25000 provided each year in previous years. During Covid, fire brigade services provided for free to Puja planning committees. No taxes collected by corporations and panchayats, 50 per cent concessions on electricity for Puja organisers in West Bengal," his tweet read.</p> <p>"West Bengal government paid Rs 2,000 as advance pension for two months to the farmers and fishermen in the state ahead of the Durga Puja during pandemic. Biswa Bangla Carnival and the Pujos of Bengal are the biggest celebrations in the universe." he further added in his post.</p> <p>[tw]https://twitter.com/derekobrienmp/status/1363865420688543744[/tw]</p>...

<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a public meeting in West Bengal’s Hooghly and also inaugurated some key developmental projects in the state.&nbsp;</p> <p>While addressing the public meeting, Prime Minister launched fresh attack at TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee as he accused her of insulting Bengal’s culture for vote-bank.</p> <p>"This kind of politics stops people of Bengal from performing Durga puja &amp; visarjan. People of Bengal will never forgive those who insult their culture for vote bank politics."</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ |&nbsp;<a href="https://news.abplive.com/photo-gallery/news/in-pictures-pm-narendra-modi-attacks-cm-mamata-banerjee-ahead-of-west-bengal-elections-2021-1445438">BJP Will Bring &lsquo;Asol Poribartan&rsquo; In West Bengal: PM Narendra Modi At Hooghly Rally</a></strong></p> <p>Reacting to PM Modi’s claim, senior TMC leader Derek O’ Brien on Monday took to Twitter to ‘fact check’ Prime Minister’s speech in Hooghly.</p> <p>The TMC leader shared a post on Twitter in which he wrote, "We did a Fact Check of the speech delivered in Bengal by the Hon. Prime Minister today."</p> <p>TMC Rajya Sabha MP, coming on the forefront, hit back at PM Modi stating his claims are to be debunked. In an elaborative Twitter post, Derek O’ Brien explained how Prime Minister’s statement during Hooghly rally is not accurate.</p> <p>"Rs. 50000 assistance provided to each Puja committee in 2020. Rs. 25000 provided each year in previous years. During Covid, fire brigade services provided for free to Puja planning committees. No taxes collected by corporations and panchayats, 50 per cent concessions on electricity for Puja organisers in West Bengal," his tweet read.</p> <p>"West Bengal government paid Rs 2,000 as advance pension for two months to the farmers and fishermen in the state ahead of the Durga Puja during pandemic. Biswa Bangla Carnival and the Pujos of Bengal are the biggest celebrations in the universe." he further added in his post.</p> <p>[tw]https://twitter.com/derekobrienmp/status/1363865420688543744[/tw]</p>

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