'Do not vote for 'fascist' BJP'
Debra/Hura/Kotshila: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people not to vote for the 'fascist' BJP government that divides people, incites one against the other and believes that elections can be won by buying voters.
Reacting sharply against the BJP that fared well in some Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samities in three blocks in Purulia, she said: "He is coming to Bengal only to divide people. They are inciting the Mahatos against the Kurmis, people from Scheduled Caste against the Scheduled Tribes and the Hindus against the Muslims. He is trying to consolidate his position by engineering riots and dividing communities. He did not come to Purulia when there were floods or drought and now he is coming to seek votes."
Addressing a poll meeting at Hura on Wednesday afternoon, she said: "Do not cast your vote in favour of the BJP because it divides people and uses money to buy votes."
She said leaders of some communities had gone to Delhi to take money from the BJP. "I plan to develop the area and want that the leaders should work for the development of their communities. But some leaders are taking money from the BJP," she said.
Banerjee also alleged that as a political party, the BJP has developed hatred and jealousy for Bengal. "They did not clear our proposal to change the name of the state from West Bengal to Bangla. They have stopped the funds meant for the Left Wing Extremism districts," she said.
Banerjee further added that the BJP was trying to control the life of every individual. "They want to control our food habits and tell us which God we should worship. This is wrong. Who are they to intervene in our personal life," she questioned.
The Chief Minister further stated that the BJP is forcing newspaper editors to publish their stories. "You will see only Modi's face on the TV as if nothing is happening in our country.