TMC a party with human face, caring heart: Mamata
She was addressing a rally at Madarihat on Thursday afternoon which was the fourth day of the North Bengal tour.
She said that she had come to the area almost once in three months as no development in the area had taken place during the Left Front regime.
While carrying development work unlike the CPI(M) her party was never partisan in carrying out development in the area where her party’s presence was thin till recently.
She said the State government was giving rice at Rs 2 per kilogram to the workers of the closed tea gardens of Duncan. It was Trinamool Congress that had urged the Centre to take over these closed tea gardens.
Banerjee said that the State government had decided to take over Jessop and Dunlop but till legal procedure was complete it had decided to give financial assistance to the workers of these units.
Lashing out at the CPI(M) she said the party was anti development through and through.
“As my government has carried out development work, CPI(M) is trying to woo voters by spreading canard. But the people have seen them and will just vote them out.”
Mamata Banerjee said CPI(M) often shed crocodile tears for the poor and workers but in practice no schemes had been taken up in the past 34 years to develop them and make them financially secure.
Referring to young voters she said in the past four and a half years ITI, polytechnics and colleges had been set up.
Through Kanyashree project lakhs of girls were given assistance so that they could carry on with their studies.
The Centre had stopped giving money for the ICDS projects but the State government had continued them from its own coffer.
It had also carried out Sarba Sisksha Abhiyan even after the Centre stopped giving funds. She said that rural roads had been upgraded and the development carried out by the State government was visible.
Banerjee urged the voters not to vote those who had conspired against Trinamool and people who were anti progress and development.
During the Left Front regime the law and order situation in Darjeeling had deteriorated and tourism was badly hit.
But in the past four and a half years Darjeeling had attracted lakh of tourists. The economic condition of people has improved and the children are going to schools.
She said if voted to power the State government would carry on with the projects of development in the hills. Political experts said Trinammol would do well in the forthcoming election.