TMC will battle anti-people FRDI Bill in Parliament: CM
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will go all out to protest against the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill. This was decided at the Core Committee Meeting of the party held at Trinamool Bhavan on Friday evening. Party chief Mamata Banerjee presided over the meeting.
The party's front-ranking leaders, including Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi, Firhad Hakim, Sovan Chatterjee and Saugata Roy were present. Leaders from the districts also attended the meeting.
Banerjee has instructed the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to raise their voice against the draconian bill on the floor of the two Houses of Parliament. Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of the party, said, "The party will go out on the streets to protest against the bill. There will be meetings in the districts up to the block level and steps will be taken to make people aware of the bill."
Banerjee apprehended that because of linking of bank accounts with Aadhar cards, the Centre will be able to know about the savings bank deposits of the people and monitor them as and when necessary. "This is a dangerous trend and we should all protest against this," she said. Incidentally, several financial experts have also raised doubts over the FRDI Bill.
Banerjee asked the leaders to work unitedly for the ensuing Panchayat electionS which ARE scheduled to be held in 2018. "Do not distinguish between those who had been associated with the party from the beginning or who have joined recently. Work together and go to the people."
It may be mentioned that intra-party clashes between new and old members have been reported from many districts. Banerjee urged the leaders to strengthen the party's organizational base.
She urged the leaders to bury hatchets and cautioned them any one working against the interest of the party will not be spared. "Work together. Remember we are committed to the people who have voted us to power," she said.
She urged the leaders to clear all confusions in Panchayats over allotment of funds by the state government and the Centre. "The Centre is funding some projects and we are funding some other projects. There should not be any confusion over the allotment of funds and everything should be crystal clear."
She also expressed her concern over the growth of BJP in Hooghly district and asked the leaders to be on their guards. Without naming BJP she said. "Go to the people and try to understand their problem. Try to clarify all confusions created by some people with vested interest and ask the people not to get swayed by the canard and lies spread by some political parties."