CPI(M) destroyed industrialisation in Bengal: Mamata

CPI(M) destroyed industrialisation in Bengal: Mamata
She was addressing a political rally on Wednesday afternoon.

Mamata Banerjee said CPI(M) had destroyed hundreds and thousands of industries  in these areas and now, were talking about industrialisation. 

The people in the area had seen militant trade unionism and one and the industries downed their shutters. 

“We have see how the CPI(M) had forced the industrial units to close down. 

“And now they are talking about industrialisation and they criticise our industrial policy,” she said adding that industrialists had shown keen interest in West Bengal and this was evident in the Bengal Global Business Summit held in January.

Criticising the Congress- CPI(M) alliance, she said “It is an alliance of opportunism. It is unfortunate that the Congress is taking support from the CPI(M) for survival.” 

“They will not survive and Trinamool will come to power as the people will defeat the unholy alliance,” she added. She urged people not to cast any vote in favour of Congress and CPI(M).

Banerjee said that the BJP was a divisive force and “such divisive forces have no position in Bengal.” She said that the TMC believes in communal harmony and will continue to do so in future.”

Referring to the drinking water problem that exists in some pockets in Kulti she said necessary steps would be taken to resolve it. 

“In Purulia, the drinking water crisis has been resolved by making a scheme worth Rs 1200 crore. We will try to make a scheme to resolve the problem.” 

She said she had spoken to the state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim over the matter and the latter had informed her that no funds would be available under JnNURM. 

“We will have to try out other avenues. We can request the industries to contribute to set up drinking water supply scheme under CSR project,” she said. She said the area had been benefitted by the schemes taken up by the State government. 

The Kanyashree and the Sabuj Sathi projects have given benefit to thousands of women and students. Under Khadyshri project people have been given rice at Rs 2 per kg.

Banerjee urged people to cast their votes in favour of Trinamool candidates to ensure development. 

She told party workers to work for people and listen to their grievances. “Trinamool is for the masses and we should not forget that,” she said.She also added that Congress suffered from an identity crisis while the Marxist party did nothing during its 34-year rule. Banerjee promised to make Asansol a new industrial district by bifurcating the Burdwan district for administrative convenience.


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