Trinamool has helped people from all cross-sections of society: Hakim
Kolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Sunday urged the voters of the Kolkata North Lok Sabha constituency to cast their votes in favour of Trinamool Congress, as it has taken care of all cross-sections of people.
He was addressing a meeting organised by the Hindi Janakalyan Manch at Binani Bhavan, Posta on Sunday afternoon.
Sobhandeb Chattopahyay, state Power minister, Malay Ghatak, state Law minister, Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child development and Social Welfare and Smita Bakshi, party MLA from Burrabazar, took part in the meeting.
Addressing the gathering, Hakim said the political parties have to answer the questions raised by the people about the development projects taken
up by them in the past five years.
"If one asks BJP about its achievements in the past five years, the party leaders will have to answer note ban, hasty implementation of GST, mounting unemployment and inciting one religion against the other," Hakim said, adding that before coming to power in 2014, Modi had said Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank account of every Indian, 10 crore youths will get jobs in five years and banning of high value notes will stop the inflow of black money in the market.
However, in reality, "the note ban has brought economic disaster to the country, 2 crore youths have lost jobs due to note ban and the inflow of black money has not stopped," he said, adding: "Narendra Modi is a big flop."
On the contrary, Mamata Banerjee has kept all her promises, Hakim said. "Poor people are getting rice at Rs 2/kg, Kanyashree has benefitted 60 lakh girls and Sabuj Sathi has benefitted one crore students who got cycles free of cost. Her schemes have helped people of all cross-sections."