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Drinking water project coming up for drought-hit areas: CM

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged people to vote for the party to oust the CPI(M), the Congress and the BJP and make them politically insignificant.

She was addressing a rally here in support of party’s candidates. The constituency along with 17 others will go for poll on April 4, the first day of the first phase of elections. 

Calling parts of Bankura, Purulia and Junglemahal the epicenter of violence, she said under no circumstances the CPI(M) would be allowed to establish its power in the state and capture the villages by force. 

“We have seen how the CPI(M) used to torture supporters of the Opposition parties. Their houses were ransacked and they were arrested on false ground,” she said.

Banerjee said in future the CPI(M) would have to explain where it had amassed so much wealth. “They have robbed people and now call us thieves.” If voted to power, the Trinamool Congress will start inquiry into the wealth of the CPI(M),” she said.

She said the Trinamool Congress did not believe in vengeance and had allowed the coordination committee supporters to work. “But they have a tendency to stall development work and this will have to be looked into now,” she said.

The Trinamool Congress said a quadruple alliance comprising the CPI(M), the Congress, the BJP and the ABP, a media house. “ABP will not help the CPI(M) to come to power. People will oust the CPI(M) and will bring the Trinamool back to power.” 

Banerjee said the Trinamool Congress stands on rock solid foundation and was like a banyan tree, while the Congress and the CPI(M) are like creepers who need each other’s help for survival. 

Banerjee said the tribal people would drive out the unholy alliance by casting their votes in favour of the Trinamool Congress. 

“We will come to power in 2016 and 2019 when the BJP will be thrown out of power in Delhi,” she said confidently. 

“When the ground is soft, then mice even dig it up, but when it becomes solid then the lion which tries to dig it up breaks its claws,” she remarked.

Trinamool Congress chief said she had travelled extensively in the districts to ensure that people get benefits of the schemes taken up by the state government. “I am told that some people in Bankura are not getting rice at Rs 2 per kg. I will look into it.”

Banerjee said a project worth Rs 1,100 crore had been taken to supply drinking water in the drought torn areas. Water will be lifted from the river, then purified and taken to the households through pipeline. She said various projects meant for girls, students and the minorities had helped them immensely and in future they would move forward to achieve the best in life.

She said in the next five years there would be more projects for the backward areas and more schemes for the poor. 

“Vote for the Trinamool as it stands for development, peace and communal harmony,” she said.
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