Opposition parties spreading falsehoods: TMC to Governor
Kolkata: A delegation of the Trinamool Congress comprising MLAs and MPs met Governor K N Tripathi on Thursday and apprised him of the opposition parties' constant efforts to narrate false information and resort to falsehood by suppressing actual facts in regard to the incidents of violence during filing of nomination for the ensuing Panchayat elections.
The delegation included Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Aroop Biswas, Firhad Hakim, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Nirmal Ghosh, Tapas Roy and Subrata Bakshi.
TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said that the BJP had alleged that Trinamool Congress workers had killed one of their party workers Ajit Murmu in Bankura. On Thursday morning, Murmu's brother said his brother had been killed by BJP workers. "It is the same picture everywhere. BJP is bringing in outsiders to create trouble and their agenda is to stall development of the Mamata Banerjee government."
Addressing the media, Partha Chatterjee stated that the opposition parties including BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are creating trouble in several areas to hamper the development work by the TMC government.
He said, on one hand, the opposition parties are alleging that their candidates are being stopped from filing nomination but the reality is that the BJP has filed more candidates in the Zilla Parishads than the Trinamool Congress. "It is ridiculous that they are filing nominations and then going to the media, both print and electronic, alleging that their candidates are being stopped from filing nominations. A section of media is circulating this false news," he said. He further alleged that: "The BJP is trying to use the same tricks of violence to win the election in Bengal. But the people here are more politically conscious and such tricks will not work here. On the basis of this false report, the BJP is going to the Supreme Court and Congress to the High Court. But if the opposition candidates are stopped from filing nomination then how come so many people have submitted their papers."
Chatterjee said massive development in rural areas has taken place since the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011. The road connectivity has improved and the economic condition of people has become better. "We rely on the masses and we know that they will support the Trinamool Congress in the forthcoming Panchayat elections. The Trinamool Congress has always upheld the cause of the common man and will continue to do so. Muscle flexing, circulating lies in social media and misinforming the bureaucracy and the Governor is not Bengal's culture and those doing all these will be defeated in the polls."