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Trinamool lawmaker slams Bengal opposition for targeting CM

IANS | Diamond Harbour (West Bengal) |

Alleging a conspiracy was afoot to trigger unrest in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday slammed the opposition parties for what he said was targeting of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

He said the people of the state will respond democratically to the political attacks by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party against the Chief Minister.

"A conspiracy is afoot to incite unrest in Bengal. In the name of development, the Centre is hurting the people of Bengal. It has stopped funds for midday meals, rural employment guarantee scheme and Integrated Child Development Scheme. We will not bow before Delhi," the TMC leader said here.

"The Congress is a party without principles; CPI-M a party without character; and the BJP aimless. They have come together and are attacking Mamata Banerjee. They are using agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate to try to threaten the Chief Minister. If the Trinamool Congress is pinched, the people will give a befitting reply democratically," said Abhishek, Trinamool Youth Congress President and Diamond Harbour MP who is Mamata Banerjee's nephew.

Abhishek underwent a surgery for an orbital fracture below the left eye in October, 2016 after his car hit a towing vehicle at Ratanpur, about six km from Singur, on the Durgapur Expressway in Hooghly district.