BJP showing off because of Cong’s anti-people policies, says Mamata
The BJP’s claim that it would come to power at the Centre replacing the Congress was because of the latter’s ‘anti-people policies’, Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday and reiterated that no government in Delhi could be formed without the TMC.
‘BJP is showing off its power (to replace Congress-led government at the Centre) because of Congress’s anti-people policies,’ the Trinamool Congress chief told an election rally here in North Dinajpur district.
‘Congress has sold out the country. People are fed up with the Congress. It has inflicted miseries on the people. It has increased the price of diesel, petrol and gas and tried to snatch the livelihood of crores of small traders,’ she said.
Alleging that the Congress and the CPI(M) were hand in glove in the state, Banerjee, the chief minister, claimed that change in West Bengal would not have come about if she had not formed the Trinamool Congress.
Recalling that her party had allied with the Congress in the 2011 assembly elections, she claimed that the TMC helped it win seats and alleged that the party, on the other hand, acted like ‘Mir Jafar’ and assisted the CPI(M) and its allies Forward Bloc and RSP to secure seats.
Claiming that Congress, BJP and CPI(M) were not an alternative in the elections in state, but the TMC was, she said ‘Is dafa Bengal me TMC ki bari.’
Wary of the four-way contest in the state, she criticised the BJP for trying to cut into TMC votes. ‘I am against the BJP. I urge you to ensure that votes are not split.’
She also claimed that no government in Delhi could be formed without the TMC.
‘Whenever elections come Congress, BJP and CPI(M) make promises, but don’t get swayed by them,’ she said.
She claimed that Congress and BJP which had joined hands on the Telangana issue wanted to divide Bengal, Bihar and other parts of the country.
Rubbishing Congress MP Deepa Dasmunshi’s criticism of alleged non-cooperation of the state government in acquiring land for an AIIMS-like hospital at Raiganj in North Dinajpur, Banerjee said,
‘Some are saying I am trying to obstruct the setting up of the hospital.’
Stating that it was a central project, she said, ‘Why did you not look for land? I have given land in four places. Why you have not done?’