Opposition campaign is like hot-air balloon, waiting to be burst:
Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while addressing an election rally here at Kumarganj in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal, today said some parties are running multi-million ad campaigns, which are like hot-air balloons, waiting to be burst.
She slammed the Centre for economically depriving the State. Ms Banerjee also asked the people to vote against the communal ideology of BJP.
She said, 'CPI(M)-BJP-Congress have a secret understanding to cut our votes. You will never find the BJP in our social or religious function or at times of need and natural calamities.
"They are only seen before the elections asking for votes. Trinamool Congress was part of NDA, but never bowed its head before their ideology. We saw how BJP and Congress came together for the creation of Telegana.
"We are against dividing a State without the Assembly's permission. Congress and BJP can sell this country.'
'I was part of the Congress. When their actions went against the ideology of the party, I left Congress. We have protested against price rise, increase in fuel prices, FDI in retail. We follow our ideals. That is why other parties dislike us,' the AITC supremo commented.
'CPI(M)-Congress-BJP have formed an unholy nexus to destroy Bengal. When we are trying to rebuild Bengal, they are trying to stop the work. Certain sections of the media have also sold themselves to the Congress and BJP,' she alleged.
Ms Banerjee further said, 'some people want to divide Bengal by separating Darjeeling. Bengal will never be divided. Darjeeling is our heart. No one can separate the heart from the body.
"People of Bengal will never allow separatists to win votes on the plank of a separate state. Ensure the defeat of Congress-CPI(M)-BJP in Balurghat on April 24.'
"We have given 50 per cent reservation to women in Panchayats of Bengal. We will establish Trinamool Congress as a National party. Bengal will decide the future of Delhi. No Government can be formed at Centre without Trinamool's support,' she asserted.
The state goes to poll in five phases on April 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12.
(Posted on 17-04-2014)