Mamata warns against inciting violence ahead of Assembly polls
Claiming that not a single major incident took place in any part of the state, Banerjee said: “They (Left Front) keeps saying that there is no good governance in the state.” At the same time she had cautioned saying that the election is not far and the peace in the state should not be disturbed.
She said that earlier, Darjeeling used to remain closed most of the days on different issues. “Now the situation has changed and people do not hesitate to visit Darjeeling. Local people are also very happy with the initiatives,” she said.
At the same time tension no more prevails in Jangalmahal. “Earlier there used to be murder and other criminal activities in Jangalmahal. Now the peace prevails in the area. Despite all these positive changes and development that have come in the past four and a half years, some keep saying that law and order situation in the state is not good. Do they can’t see the changes?”
On Wednesday, 73 policemen were honoured with the Indian Police Medal and Sourya Padak during a programme on Red Road. “So many police officers have been awarded for their good performance. Does it show that there is no harmony in the state?” Banerjee said.
She once again raised the issue of the skeleton recovery case soon after the change of guard in the state and said: “Do there will be only cases like skeleton recovery instead of development?”
Several women police stations have come up in the state in the past four-and-a-half years. There will another four women police stations in the city including Watgunge, Patuli, Tollygunge and Amherst Street. She said Kolkata Police were an elite force and the state police are also improving.
In addition to women police station, fast track courts have also been set up. In the past four-and-a-half years, 90 new police stations have come up in the state. A large area was brought under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Police and 23 police stations were set up within months after the new government came in power in 2011,” she said.
New fire stations are also coming up in different parts of the state including Jhalda in Purulia, Khatra in Bankura, Canning in South 24-Parganas and Pragati Maidan in Kolkata. Meanwhile, vehicles under Gatidhara Scheme, a newly modified double-decker bus, a tableau of the Khadya Sathi project of the state food and supplies department, modern fire fighting vehicles took part in the parade.
ASHA workers also participated in the parade with the bicycles provided by the state government.