Dinhata, West Bengal, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Addressing an election rally at Dinhata in Coochbehar district of West Bengal, Trinamool supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged people not to waste their votes by voting for CPI(M), Congress or the BJP.

Ms Banerjee said, ''Congress has sold off the nation. They have hiked the prices of everything from fertilisers to fuel. Do not vote for them. BJP may use media power to show a wave but their divisive and communal agenda will not win. A person with stain of riots on his hands can never become the PM. BJP is acting unconstitutionally to divide Hindus and Muslims.''

She said, ''Opposition is trying to criticise us on different grounds. BJP talks about Chhitmahal and other divisive issues only during elections. Why were they silent during the past regime. Our Government has started a survey on Chhitmahal. We will do what the people in those areas want. We will not impose any decision on them. I know what the ground reality is. We have to annihilate Congress-BJP-CPI(M) politically here.'' ''What has the Left done for Coochbehar in all these years? When I commit to something, I put in 100 per cent effort. The Singibari-Adabari Bridge is being constructed. We have set up Panchanan Barma University. There are 15 colleges under it. Polytechnic college is coming up at Toofanganj. An engineering College is coming up at Horinchowra,'' Ms Banerjee commented Trinamool supremo said, ''Centre has deprived Bengal of funds. If we had the money, we could have done a lot more for the people. The Left incurred debts. We are now paying for their sins. The Centre is depriving Bengal so that the surge of development in the State comes to a halt. We have had to pay Rs 76,000 crores to pay off debts incurred by the CPI(M). People will give a fitting reply though ballots to the Centre for the economic deprivation.'' ''Despite the financial crunch, not a single service has been stopped. We have started Nirmal Gram project. We have done better than many states in 100 days work. We have started Geetanjali Housing scheme. 500 marketing hubs are being set up. 5 lakh people will get employment. CPI(M)-BJP-Congress have formed a nexus,' she said.

Ms Banerjee also talked about border enclaves and Teesta water-sharing during the rally. She said that her government would take a view on the enclaves issue after ascertaining the wishes of the people residing in adversely possessed areas. She highlighted the work done by her Government for Coochbehar district and asked people shower the party with blessings.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)