“At present peace prevails in Jangalmahal. This happened only after the change of guard in the state. Delhi had failed to do this. Now the babus from Delhi, who stay in glass case, are coming to Bengal. I request them not to come to create trouble,” Banerjee said.
It may be mentioned that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi held election campaign at Kulti on Saturday. It was his first election campaign in the state.
Banerjee was addressing an election rally at Katulpur in Bankura on Sunday where the election is scheduled to take place on April 11.
She campaigned for Shyamal Santra, the Trinamool Congress candidate from Katulpur Assembly constituency. The party candidates from the adjacent Assembly constituencies were also present in the rally.
She said that her government had worked to restore peace in Jangalmahal and other Maoist infested areas. Today, people in these areas are living in peace and at the same time an overall development took place after her government undertook various projects for the people, she maintained.
She urged people to cast votes in favour of her party candidates as the region has witnessed development in the past four and a half years. Banerjee said that it was her initiative to extend the railway tracks from Tarakeswar to Bishnupur when she was the Railway Minister and besides implementing other projects including Kanyashree and Sabuj Sathi, steps were taken for better roads in the area after Trinamool Congress came to power in the state.
She maintained, “The extent of the development work that has been executed in the past four and half years in the state is incomparable with what had taken place before Trinamool Congress came to power.”
Taking a dig at the “unholy” alliance of the Left Front and Congress, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said Congress has tied knot with the party which is behind the massacres at Bantala, Dhantala and Sainbari. “Five years ago people were not independent to speak openly. People will forget their torture so fast and now the comrades have come out just for tall talks,” she said adding that they have no work apart from spreading canard about Trinamool Congress.
But no one will vote in favour of the traitors. Later, she held a rally in Bankura Assembly constituency. She led the 5 km long procession in which thousands of people took part. The rally was organised in support of the Trinamool Congress candidate Minati Mishra.