BJP protecting those who flee with people's money: Mamata
Behrampore: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a government run by "frolickers" is at the Centre, which lends protection to those who flee with people's money. She was addressing a gathering on Monday afternoon. The CM inaugurated a slew of projects and distributed various items to the beneficiaries of state government schemes.
"It is unfortunate that a party like BJP is at the Centre," she said. Criticising the party, she said it boasts of having the most luxurious party office in the country. "A party is judged not by the money it has but its commitment to the people," she maintained, adding that people always respect political parties that stand beside them in times of need.
Banerjee had said that Punjab National Bank is not the only nationalised bank involved in scams. "It is a big conspiracy, and the whole plan was chalked out before demonetisation. Employees of their choice were placed at different ranks," the CM said. "Now the Centre is planning to introduce the draconian FRDI Bill, which will enable a bank to freeze people's money if it suffers from an economic illness," she added.
Commenting on the Assembly polls in Tripura which was held on February 18, she said: "democracy has never been sold to money power."
Banerjee said 81 lakh jobs had been created in Bengal and another 10 lakh jobs would be created shortly. She stressed on the 'Safe drive, Save Life' programme. Talking about the road accident in Murshidabad, she said "it was a tragic incident, and the state government has given money to the next of kin of the dead. The drivers should be careful while driving. Slow Drive Save Life."
She said various projects taken up by the state government had helped people enormously. "Kanyashree is helping girls carry on with their studies and Rupashree, which will come after the West Bengal Legislative Assembly clears the Budget, will help parents during the marriage of their daughters. The construction of rural roads will connect the farthest corners of the state and will help in the regeneration of rural economy," said the CM.
Banerjee urged people to maintain communal harmony. "During any communal disturbance, Murshidabad has always remained a peaceful area. This is the tradition of Murshidabad," she said.
She inaugurated 1,000 Anganwadi centres in different blocks of the district. She also distributed laptops among the girls under Kanyashree project and distributed bicycles under Sabujsathi project. She opened four sub-stations in Kandi, Domkol, Bharatpur I and Ramnagar I blocks. The new building of Behrampore police station was inaugurated as well.