Cautioning party workers to stay away from infighting and corruption, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked party leaders in Nadia district to work together and ensure that all Assembly seats in the district are won by TMC in the next year’s state poll.
Addressing party leaders, MPs and MLAs of Nadia district, Trinamool Congress supremo Banerjee referred to former state minister Madan Mitra and said she “still doesn’t believe that Madan has committed any wrong.”
“Mamata Banerjee told us to stay away from infighting and put up a united face. She said there are allegations of internal feud in the party following differences among party leaders which were posing a threat to various development work,” a TMC leader said on condition of anonymity. “Mamata di also told us to stay away from those elements who have a corrupt image. Didi told us not to fight among ourselves, rather fight against canards that opposition is spreading against TMC,” he said. Banerjee also asked them to expedite development programmes as the party proposes to make development agenda a major tool for Assembly polls slated to be held next year.
In her fourth district-level evaluation meeting with the leaders of Nadia district, Banerjee underscored the need for highlighting development work undertaken by the government and not to be provoked by opposition parties before the approaching election. Ahead of next year’s Assembly election, Banerjee is conducting evaluation meeting in districts every week. While talking to leaders from Nadia in her residence at Kalighat, Banerjee said that she personally believes that Mitra did not take money from the Saradha Group and would stand by him. She said that BJP was using CBI due to political vendetta. The chit fund companies had come into existence before the Trinamool Congress government came to power in 2011. But CBI became active only after Trinamool Congress came to power. The investigating agency is acting according to the direction of the Centre. Trinamool Congress will launch a massive campaign to highlight BJP’s policy.