She was addressing a political rally in favour of party’s candidate Sourav Chakraborty on Tuesday afternoon.
The ‘alliance’ has received a major jolt here after the CPI(M) started backing Congress candidate against RSP nominee Nirmal Das. Das is a veteran leader and was the MLA from the area for many years. Thus there will be quadrangular fight in this constituency.
Banerjee said it was most unfortunate that the Congress had formed an alliance with the CPI(M).
“The CPI(M) had killed 55,000 Congress workers. But now Congress is not raising the issue. They have ruined the state but now they are talking big and are trying to stall development in West Bengal.”
She said the exception was Deba Prasad Roy who had not only opposed the alliance but refused to contest because of the unethical tie up.
“I salute Deba Prasad Roy for his honest stand. How can we share the dais or take part in rallies with those who had killed our workers?” she said.
She maintained that the CPI(M) was once again trying to come back to power with the help of Congress. “In 1977 they took the help of Janata Dal to come back to power in West Bengal. After coming to power, they forget their alliance. They are trying to play the same dirty game now. But people of West Bengal will thwart the ill motive of the CPI(M).”
Criticising the Centre, Banerjee said it was their responsibility to look after the tea gardens. Tea garden owners are depriving the workers of their dues and the Centre was looking the other way. “We have tried to help the workers. But the Centre is quiet on the issue.”
Banerjee alleged that Narendra Modi along with Bimal Gurung was trying to divide Bengal.
“But I will never allow that. I will resist this move even at the cost of my life,” she said, adding, “so many development work had taken place in the hills and the Opposition are trying to create trouble just out of jealousy.”
Urging the voters to cast their votes in favour of TMC candidate, she said, “I will come to participate in the festival if our candidate wins.” She said the voters should know the development that had taken place in the area and then cast their votes.
“I believe in development and I have full faith in the voters that they will support our endeavour,” she said.