Left Front govt has not done any development work: Modi

Senior BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Left Front had not done any development work or set up any industry in West Bengal in its 34 year-rule.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 15:45 PM IST

Birpara: Senior BJP leader and Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Left Front
had not done any development work or set up any industry in
West Bengal in its 34 year-rule.

"So many people from West Bengal are working in different
industries in Gujarat. They have come to Gujarat because there
are no jobs for them in West Bengal as there is no industry,"
Modi said addressing a meeting in support of BJP candidate for
Madarihut assembly constituency Manoj Tikka here in Jalpaiguri
district.

The north Bengal districts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling
have so many tea gardens. But the Left Front government has
failed to set up any industry in the area, the senior BJP
leader said.

Modi alleged that the condition of workers in the tea
gardens in North Bengal is very bad, claiming that they don`t
get any government facilities like free healthcare, free
education, ration through PDS and other facilities.

Many villages in West Bengal don`t have electricity or
metalled roads unlike most of the villages in Gujarat, the
Gujarat Chief Minister claimed.

Modi said if elected, the BJP government would work for
the people of the state and bring about a change.

PTI