Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee campaigning on her government’s role here on Wednesday said the people working in tea belts need not depend on others, as their ‘Didi’ will always be with them
“Kisike Upar Bharosa Mat Karo, Didi Aap Ke Sath Hai,” (You don’t need to trust anybody, Didi is with you) the chief minister said at the end of her speech on Wednesday at a time when over 23 trade unions associated with different political parties including the Left Front, Congress and Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha exercises power over the tea plantations.
“I want peace here. I want peace in Terai and Dooars. I want peace in the Hills and plains. I would not tolerate any division. I will not allow any trouble here,” Banerjee said.
The chief minister then went on an attempt to explain the meaning of “Maa Mati and Manush”, the slogan her party used to come to power in the 2011 Assembly elections
“When we immerse the image of Maa (Mother / Goddess), we give up just the structure of an image in the river. Maa is the mother who always stays with us,” she said. Significantly, she explained different meanings of Mati (Earth) and said, “Don’t divide earth and control of your earth.”
Lastly she said Manush (People) hold the mightiest of power and can do everything. Banerjee also declared several developmental schemes including a proposal for extending a road project from Chalsa to Mongpong. “I allotted Rs.85 crore for the road project,” she said.