She was addressing a rally to support party candidates including the speaker of West Bengal Assembly Biman Banerjee.
She said no political party in the country were as violent as the CPI(M). “The party was involved in the most heinous crimes and had unleashed a reign of terror in vast areas of South Bengal.
Recalling her experience, she said Baruipur Assembly constituency was a part of Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat when she had contested and won the seat. “I used to come to address political rallies. Even the police could not enter the villages. Once CPI(M) cadres had surrounded me, Sovan Chatterjee and Arup Bhadra (who died a few years ago). Luckily we had escaped.”
She said she was attacked in Garden Reach by CPI(M) goons and they fired at her. However, she got a new lease of life after the bullet hit the palm of one of her party worker.
In the past 34 years CPI(M) had terrorised people and stopped them from casting their votes. “But now they are talking about democracy. What a shame. They should do self analysis before saying such things,” she remarked.
She said Congress had made alliance with CPI(M) and both were moving as if they were a newly-wed couple. “The Congress and CPI(M)leaders are behaving likely newly-wed couple and are moving around holding each other’s hands. But people of Bengal will not forgive those who have ruined the state,” said the Chief Minister.
She urged people not to vote for the alliance. “Cast your vote in favour of TMC candidates to carry on with the development of Bengal.”
Lashing out at the Centre she said Narendra Modi was coming to the state and making big statements about West Bengal’s development when in reality he was deducting fund allocation of various projects. “They are like seasonal birds and will not come after elections are over,” she maintained.
Earlier, she went to Raidighi and campaigned for party’s nominee Debashree Roy. Roy is pitted against Kanti Ganguly of CPI(M). She said CPI(M) would try to rig votes in this seat. She maintained that Sunderbans would be a separate district and this had been decided some months ago. She thanked the people for attending her meeting despite unbearable heat.
Mocking the alliance she said no alliance “will survive in Bengal” and both CPI(M) and Congress will turn into “sign boards” after the Assembly elections.
“Let them (Cong-LF combine) win 20 seats. No alliance will survive in Bengal. Both CPI(M) and Congress will turn into sign boards,” Banerjee said in response to CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra’s comments that after the fourth phase of polling in the state, the alliance was on its way of winning 200 seats.
“Have faith on us. Since we came to power in 2011, we have tried our best to serve people and fulfil their requirement. People are now living peacefully. A decision has already been taken to create Sundarban a new district,” she said.