Lashing out at the CPI(M), Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said it was the biggest joke that after killing thousands of people the party was now talking to establish democracy in West Bengal.
She was addressing a rally in support of party candidates on Wednesday afternoon. She said, “the people of the area still remember the red terror which the CPI(M) unleashed in vast areas surrounding Gayeshpur, Kalyani and Chakdah.”
“The CPI(M) had killed Samir Nag, a local TMC leader and Tapashi Mallik in Singur. They had killed hundreds of people in Nandigram and took control over villages at gunpoint.
“Now, they are shading crocodile tears and are talking about democracy. The CPI(M) will have to answer people about their misdeed,” she maintained.
She said, “the CPI(M) had always believed in state sponsored terrorism and mass killing. We do not believe in revenge and that is why when the change of guard took place in 2011,
I asked my workers not to take revenge, instead I asked them to play Rabindrasangeet in every locality. But it would be wrong if they take out sobriety for granted.”
Mamata Banerjee regretted that Congress has formed alliance with those who had killed 55,000 of their supporters. “It is an alliance to keep the existence of CPI(M) and Congress intact.”
She said the people of Bengal would vote for TMC on the basis of the development work carried out in the past four years and when the results would be out on May 19, there would be no signboards of Congress and CPI(M).
Without naming Narendra Modi she said, leaders from Delhi who are coming to the state have a sole purpose of stalling development of Bengal.
“BJP has no future in the state. They will not even get four states and they are talking of rule Bengal.”
Making scathing attack a media group for spreading canards against her trying to damage her image in the state she said, “On the day of the day false news was telecasted and allegations were made.
“However, these allegations were found to be false by the Election Commission.” She maintained that the alliance had been formed to give MP ticket to Sitaram Yechury, MP ticket to the media group owner Aveek Sarkar and keep Adhir Chowdhury’s control over Murshidabad intact. “Aveek Sarkar has least respect for Bengal. He wants me to go to him and surrender. But I will not do
that. They have tried this with SS Ray, Prafulla Sen and Jyoti Basu and. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, who had bowed down before him. They did not support Singur and justified killing in Nandigram.
“If you want to do business in Bengal you will have to respect the tradition of Bengal,” she said adding “when I went to Singapore the businessmen there told me that Aveek Sarkar had created a fear in them through his newspapers. He wants everyone who is willing to do business in Bengal to him come to him. I broke this functioning.”
She urged people to vote for TMC to ensure development in West Bengal.