Petrol will hit `100 per litre if Modi stays PM: Abhishek
Kolkata: Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and president of the party's youth wing, said on Tuesday that to save the country from disaster, it is absolutely essential to remove Narendra Modi. He was addressing a mammoth rally at Gandhi statue on Tuesday. The Trinamool Youth Congress had organised a sit-in demonstration to protest against the Centre's failure to curb the spiraling hike in the prices of petrol and diesel.
"Before the price of petrol reaches Rs 100 per litre, it is absolutely necessary to remove Narendra Modi from power and save the country from disaster," he said. Banerjee said that the Trinamool Congress will continue its agitation till the Centre reduces the fuel prices. "
He said that there was no agitation by the SP, BSP, AIADMK and other political parties as the BJP government has terrorised their leaders by letting loose the CBI, ED and Income Tax (I-T) Department. "But those nasty tricks will not work in Bengal and the Trinamool Congress will continue to launch agitations against the Centre's failure to curb fuel prices," he thundered.
Banerjee said that that the hike in fuel prices has affected common people badly. The price of essential commodities is going up and it has become impossible for common men to run their families.
Coming down heavily on the CPI(M) and Congress, he said that both the parties "shout a lot" but cannot organise rallies against the Centre for its failure to curb fuel prices. He said that unlike the BJP and CPI(M), the Trinamool Congress does not survive by giving false assurance.
"Modi had said that Rs 15 lakh would be credited to the account of every person. But this has not happened. The CPI(M) during its 34-year tenure in Bengal had given thousands of false assurances. But the Trinamool always keeps its promises," he said.
Banerjee said he has no problem in accepting the Hinduism preached by Swami Vivekananda but cannot accept BJP's Hinduism which is based on violence. "In the name of Jai Sri Ram, the BJP has brought in violence and even children are being taught to hate others," he said adding, "now the BJP is trying to control our food and dress habits."
Calling Narendra Modi a "non-resident Prime Minister", Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said, "It is really amazing that unless there is an election, the Prime Minister does not visit any state. Also, one does not find him standing by the side of the people anding fight for their cause.
The agitating leaders and members of the party returned home on foot... as a mark of their protest.