Media should stop telecasting unconfirmed news, says Mamata
She said TMC does not believe in violence. “Not a single person died during the poll clash in 2014 Lok Sabha election and in 2015 civic poll.”
Criticising some electronic media channels she said, “Throughout the day the television channels had telecast that the man was shot dead and was a CPI(M) polling agent. But the additional superintendent of police in his report has stated that the person was not shot at, instead he died after being attacked with sharp weapons. His report also stated that he was not a CPI(M) polling agent.”
She said that this was deliberately shown to scare voters, “Such unconfirmed news circulated by the media should be stopped. This is deliberately done to malign TMC’s image. Media houses are filing such reports at the instruction of Opposition parties. But their conspiracy will not work and people will defeat them.”
Criticising CPI(M) she said the party was again trying to bring back the days of violence. “The way CPI(M) used to conduct election is still fresh in our minds. People were not allowed to vote. In Amta, palms of Congress voters were chopped off for voting in favour of the party.”
“Ironically now they are talking about democracy and free and fair election,” she said. She maintained that CPI(M) was responsible for closing down hundreds of factories in and around Shyamnagar.
“In North 24-parganas over 50,000 small and big factories were closed during their time because of militant trade unionism. And now they are talking about industrialisation in Bengal. CPI(M) is the biggest opportunist party and now they are trying to save themselves by banking on Congress’ shoulder,” she added.
She urged people not to cast a single vote in favour of the alliance. “This is an unholy alliance and it is actually trying to re-establish goonda raj in the state. They cannot tolerate peace and so are trying to thwart the steps taken by TMC to ensure peace and prosperity.”
She said despite financial constraints TMC had tried its best to carry out all round development in Bengal. “From common people who are getting a kilogram of rice at Rs 2 to school goers who are getting free cycles and scholarships--every section has been benefited.
TMC is a pro-people government and will continue to look after the poor people in future,” she said.