Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday said the party will come back to power with two-thirds majority in the Assembly elections.
Banerjee was addressing a rally in support of the party’s nominee sitting MLA Sudipto Roy and Prabir Ghosal, TMC’s candidate from Utterpara.
Lashing out at the CPI(M), Banerjee said it was the most opportunist party in country’s history.
It came to power in 1977 with the help of Prafulla Chandra Sen and now it was trying out the same nasty trick with the Congress.
She alleged that the huge amount of loan which the Left Front government had taken gone into the party’s coffer.
“We are paying interest of the loan they had taken in the past three decades. The Trinamool Congress government faced acute fund crunch but tried its level best to complete projects that have benefitted lakhs and crores of people.”
Banerjee said the red terror unleashed by the CPI(M) in Hooghly was fresh in everybody’s mind. “They did not allow people to cast their votes and now were pleading for democracy,” she said, adding “this party had ruined three generations. The factories downed their shutters because of militant trade unionism. English was withdrawn from class I and the youth did not get jobs.”
Banerjee said some leaders were talking of getting 200 seats. “They should get 20 seats first and then say such things.” she said, adding that an unholy alliance had been made between the ABP group, the CPI(M), the Congress and the BJP. She said the Opposition was busy spreading canards only.
Attacking Congress, she said the party leaders were now trying to project a clean image but they should answer on its involvement in the coal block scam and 2G scam. “A tainted party is now criticising us and this is most unfortunate,” she remarked.
Banerjee said BJP leaders were making statements on West Bengal’s development at a time when they had curtained the financial allocation on many important projects. “The leaders are coming and telling us about the dos and don’ts but they are unable to control Delhi.” She urged people not to cast a single vote in favour of corrupt political parties.
Banerjee said the projects taken up by the state government had benefitted all cross section of people. Poor people are now getting Rs 2 per kg rice.
Projects like Sabuj Sathi, Kanyashri and Sikhashri have helped people. The fair price shops and the super specialty hospitals have also helped people.
“Vote us to carry on with the development work,” she urged people.
Thousands of people gathered to listen to her braving excessive heat. The attendance of women, and youth was remarkable.