She cautioned some leaders and made it crystal clear that under no circumstances would the party tolerate activities stalling development projects taken up by the Zilla parishad.
Party leaders including Abhishek Banerjee, Firhad Hakim, Mukul Roy, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi, Sovan Chatterjee, Sonali Guha were present. Arabul Islam, former MLA from Bhangar and Kaizer Sheikh who has been recently reinstated in the party also attended the meeting.
With South 24 Parganas, Banerjee has covered talks with the leaders of all the South Bengal districts. Next, she will go on to address public rallies and will meet leaders in North Bengal. She will also take a review meeting on February 12 where the election strategy is likely to be announced. Mamata Banerjee on Saturday pulled up Manturam Pakira, the Sunderbans development minister and urged him to settle differences with two MLAs, Samir Jana and Bankim Hazra.“ I am not going to tolerate this attitude. Bury all differences and work together. Remember, you are being watched. I will take reports front district leaders,” she told Pakhira. She also maintained that the shortcomings of the leaders needed to be addressed and all the leaders should work together to win the polls. She assured that the party will again be voted to power in the 2016 election and the development projects will be continued. Cautioning Kaizar Sheikh, Banerjee said that she had received a series of complaints against him. It was alleged that he had intervened in the functioning of the Zilla parishad. “I will not tolerate this. Any attempt to interrupt the work carried out by the Zilla parishad will be dealt seriously.”
She told Santa Sarkar, vice chairman of Rajpur-Sonarpur municipality to take steps to stop the filling up of a water body in ward 22. “We will not support any attempt to fill up water bodies flouting the norms. Look into the matter and give a detailed report to me,” she said. Without naming Debasree Roy, she said that “It will be wrong to think that without nurturing the constituency one will be given ticket”. Political experts said that this was an indication that Roy might not get ticket from Mathurapur constituency. Roy had defeated veteran CPI(M) leader Kanti Ganguly in the 2011 election.