statesman news service
PANDUA, 28 JUNE: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the CPI-M, Congress and the BJP, a section of media, and appealed to voters to eradicate the CPI-M from Bengal in the ensuing panchayat election.
During an election meeting at Mahanad School ground at Pandua, Miss Banerjee said the trio ~ CPI-M, Congress and BJP ~ had tried their best to postpone the elections for fear of losing the rural polls but did not succeed.
The chief minister, who seems confident of total victory ~ came down heavily on the Opposition for conspiring and forcing people to vote during the month of Ramzan and when rains usually cause havoc in rural Bengal. She termed the Opposition "anti-people" for being insensitive towards the sentiments and emotions of the general mass.
Miss Banerjee recollected the anti-people activities of
the previous government,
and blamed then for the
Tapasi Mallick rape and
murder, Nandigram police firing and the huge amount
of financial debt they passed over to the Trinamul Congress government. The chief minister also slammed a section of the media for their intentional "anti-government propaganda". She termed those media houses her "sore enemy" and asked people here to consider those media houses their enemy, too.
She attacked the Central government for the rise in prices of fertilisers, cooking gas and petrol, bringing more miseries to the lower and lower middle class people.
Miss Banerjee took credit for the fast growth and development the state has achieved during a short span of two years. She reiterated her promises of setting up a film city at Uttarapara, an eco park, an industrial hub, upgrading hospital at Serampore, Chinsurah, Uttarpara, setting up a Musafirkhan at Furfura Sharif, employment bank for the unemployed and more.
The TMC supremo spoke of her "closeness" to Dhanekhali MLA Ashima Patra and asserted the Hooghly district TMC leadership was united.
She once again lashed out at the Opposition for being
so vocal about the Kamduni incident. She blamed the Congress and the BJP for being mute spectators during the 34 years of misrule of the Left Front government.
She appealed to the voters to vote in favour of the Trinamul Congress not only to eradicate the CPI-M, the Congress and the BJP from Bengal but also to establish a "total parivartan" for overall growth and progress of Bengal.