Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke with Rajmata (Queen mother) Amrita Roy, a member of erstwhile royalty and BJP’s Krishnanagar Lok Sabha candidate, and said that the BJP was committed to uprooting corruption in the country.

The BJP has fielded Amrita Roy against Trinamool Congress’s Mahua Moitra.

In his telephonic conversation with Roy, PM Modi asserted that he was working to ensure that the money “looted” from poor people in West Bengal and attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was returned to them.

PM Modi said that he was looking at legal options to ensure that the money looted from the poor goes back to them through the assets the ED has attached from the corrupt.

The Prime Minister underscored that all the corrupt had united to save each other while the BJP was committed to uprooting corruption in the country. During his conversation with Roy, PM Modi expressed confidence that West Bengal would vote for “parivartan (change)” in the state.

Corruption has been the BJP’s main plank to attack the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP has flagged that several leaders of the TMC, including former minister Partha Chatterjee, were arrested in alleged corruption cases.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP secured 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, dislodging the Left Front and becoming the main challenger to the Mamata Banerjee-led party.


Amrita Roy belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Krishnanagar and holds the title of ‘Rajmata’, which means the ‘Queen Mother’ of the royal palace.

After being named in the BJP’s fifth Lok Sabha candidate list, the Trinamool Congress attacked the saffron party and said that the royal family had sided with the British.

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh alleged that Raja Krishnachandra Roy, the erstwhile king of Krishnanagar, had helped the British forces in its war against Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah.

“History says the royal family of Krishnanagar helped the Britishers when Siraj-ud-Daulah fought against the British. Raja Krishnachandra Roy helped the British forces,” he had told India Today.

Published By:

Devika Bhattacharya

Published On:

Mar 27, 2024

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