“At this crucial stage we should stay away from infighting and need to work together and reach out to people to weed out any challenge by our opposition,” the Chief Minister said interacting with party leaders, MPs and MLAs in Howrah, state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said.
“The party stands united. The leaders have been asked to highlight the development works done by the TMC government in the last four-and-half years,” he said quoting the chief minister as saying at her sixth district-level evaluation meeting with party leaders of Howrah district.
A party leader speaking on the condition of anonymity said Banerjee referring to allegations of internal feud in the party and differences among its leaders in the district cautioned her two cabinet colleagues Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee and Agriculture Marketing Minister Arup Roy.
She asked them to leave their path of confrontation and work together to complete all development works in the district before the poll, he said.
“The party supremo has advised the leaders to live a simple, honest and restricted life and that there should not be any charge of corruption from anywhere,” the leader added.
She also asked the district leaders to be careful about the final voters list which would be published on January 5 and ensure that not a single voter should be left out of the list, Hakim said.
“Any omission should be filed in the form for scrutiny within 15 days of the release of final voters list. Also the voters should be made aware of the new EVM machines to be used in the Assembly poll,” she was quoted as having said.
Banerjee appreciated the progress of development works in the district, specially at the panchayat level and asked party leaders to make winning of all seats in Howrah as their main target, Hakim said.
She underscored the need for highlighting development work undertaken by the government and not to be provoked by opposition parties before the approaching election. Banerjee is conducting evaluation meeting in districts every week before the polls.