Lashing out at the Opposition, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday said its sole purpose was to spread canards against her and the party.
She was addressing a rally in support of the party’s candidate Mohammad Ghulam Rabbani on Monday afternoon. She also addressed two meetings at Itahar in support of party’s nominee Amal Acharjee and at Islampur for Abdul Karim Chodhury.
Without naming the CPI(M) state secretary and party’s candidate from Narayangarh, Suryakanta Misra she said after the first day of the first phase of election many leaders had said that they had hit a six, that was clean sweep over TMC.
“On May 19 it will be seen who has hit a six” she said adding “They do not work and are famous for issuing tall statements. “No work but tall talks” she maintained.
Criticising the alliance she said: “Another leader of the alliance who was not allowed to enter a village in Burdwan district by CPI(M), has now discovered an avatar in CPI(M).” She said people of West Bengal were aware of red terror and would not support the unholy alliance. “People will vote them out,” she said.
She said TMC had to fight election battle within a month after its formation and so it could not field candidates in Malda, Murshidabad and Dinajpur (the district was then not divided). As a result, she could not establish her base in these places.
But over the years TMC has increased its strength and will do well in the election.
Banerjee said through various schemes, local artists had been supported. The masks of Dinajpur had now become world famous. The folk artists are getting stipend from the state government and also programmes which helped them maintain their families.
There is peace throughout the state. “But the Opposition does not want this. They believe that there should be violence and the state should not progress.
“And so they are trying to create trouble during the election.
“So many of my supporters had been killed and I am keeping a tab on the situation. People will vote TMC and we will come to power,” she said confidently.
She urged party workers to put up a united fight. “There were some problems after selection of candidates. But I do not support internal squabble and every party worker should work and ensure that the party candidate is elected,” she said.
“Put up a united fight and ensure victory for our candidates,” she told the party workers.