Mamata slams Opposition, accuses them of trying to stop development
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged people not to cast a single vote in favour of BJP, Congress and CPI(M) as these parties have conspired against TMC and are making false allegations against it.
Rubbishing the charges levelled by the Opposition against some TMC leaders for taking bribe from a company, which came out in a sting operation, she said, “The unholy forces are collaborating to stop development in West Bengal
She said, her party was keeping a tab on the situation and legal notice would be sent against the agency. “After failing to combat Trinamool politically, the rainbow alliance comprising of BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are trying to malign the party. The people of West Bengal are very conscious and they cannot be deceived by making false allegations”
Banerjee said the fight will be between performance and non performance in the forthcoming Assembly election. “In four and a half years the development work carried out by our party has surpassed what our predecessors did in the past 50 years,” she said.
The CPI(M) was interested in dividing people living in the hills and those living in the plains. The party went into oblivion after 2011 polls and is now trying to make a comeback with the help of its one time rival, Congress. “People have seen CPI(M) from close quarters and they have seen how their non-supporters were brutally killed and tortured. How can people forget those days,” she asked.
Banerjee said that in support of the long demand of people, Alipurduar had been made a separate district and schemes were launched to develop the area. The poor people are getting rice at Rs 2 per kilogram and schemes like Kanyashree has helped them.
Banerjee said that Trinamool Congress has pressured Centre to acquire the closed tea gardens of Duncans. “We have proposed to take over Jessop and Dunlop. We are giving financial assistance to the workers till the legal process is completed,” she said. Banerjee took part in a rally at Malbazar that covered a stretch of 2 km. People including youth, who have witnessed development in the state, gave an overwhelming response to the rally. Trinamool Congress which does not have any base in North Bengal has gained strength and political experts believe that it will bag quite a few seats in the region. Banerjee is on a five day tour in north Bengal.