She was addressing a political meeting held on Monday afternoon in support of Shaktipada Mahato from Joypur, Dibyajyoti Prasad Singh Deo from Purulia and Sandhyarani Tudu from Manbazar (ST) seats.
The Trinamool Congress chief said the Congress had made an unholy alliance with CPI(M) and a great majority of the rank and file were against this alliance and so they were joining Trinamool Congress. She said the people would not accept this unholy alliance and they would defeat it.
“Neither the 34-year-old Left regime has done anything for the development of Bengal, nor did the two-year-old BJP government at the Centre do anything” she said.
“We have changed the picture of Bengal and have placed Bengal on the global map,” Banerjee said. She added that Trinamool Congress would again come to power because of the work it had done in the past four and a half years. In Purulia a drinking water supply project worth Rs 1200 crore has been taken and once functional, this would resolve the drinking water crisis in Purulia. She said all sections of people in the district had been benefited by the projects taken up by the State government.
Kanyashree has helped the girl students and the number of drop outs in school has gone done substantially. Sabuj Sathi has helped students to reach their schools by providing them with cycles.
The roads have been improved and most of the houses in the villages have got electricity. She said in the next five years a comprehensive plan for Purulia would be chalked out.
Criticizing the CPI(M) for not doing anything for the development of the district she said:“ CPI(M) has always worked for the rich and against the poor and has never made plans for the upliftment of the masses.” She maintained that Trinamool Congress’ sole philosophy was to work for the poor and the party would continue to do the same in future.
Lashing out at the Centre she said the Centre had stopped railway projects which she had cleared as the railway minister. This is not possible and she will try to restore them.
Banerjee urged people to go to the polling station early in the morning and cast their votes in favour of Trinamool Congress. She said Trinamool Congress has achieved success on three counts—development, peace and communal harmony.
“Under no circumstance will we allow the state to go backward once again. More development will take place in future and because of peace and communal harmony the state will continue to march forward,” she said.