Purulia, West Bengal, May 1 ANI | 8 months ago

Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the political parties that were trying to incite religious and ethnic tension in Bengal.

Ms Banerjee was addressing an election rally here at Purulia in support of party candidate Mriganko Mahato said, as long as she is alive, there can be no riot in Bengal.

During her speech, she highlighted the development projects initiated by her Government for the district.

She said the Government is taking steps to boost the tourism industry in Purulia.

Ms Banerjee said, 'We will not allow BJP to incite riots in Bengal. Indian Constitution is secular. People who instigate riots between different religions and ethnicity can never become PM. Every citizen of India deserves to stay together in peace. No one has the right to pack anyone off from India. We are Royal Bengal Tiger, not paper tiger. We will take action against divisive politics.'

'Left Front has destroyed Bengal in 34 years. We are rebuilding the State. Earlier, people of Jangalmahal lived in fear because of violence. Now peace prevails here. It is all your credit. CPI(M)-Congress-BJP have formed a nexus. Some people want to disturb the peace in Jangalmahal. I have been visiting Jangalmahal throughout the year, not only before elections. I advise you, do not fall for traps,' she commented.

Trinamool supremo said, 'CPI(M)-Congress-BJP are jobless in Bengal now. They rely on each other to cut our votes. Centre is taking away a major share of our revenue. If we had the money I could have generated more jobs. In spite of the financial crunch, we have recruited constables and civic police.' She said, 'The Opposition only indulges in peddling lies.

They cannot counter us politically; they use paid news and malicious campaigns against us. But we will not stoop to their level. Our actions speak for us.'

'Had it not been for Trinamool, Left Front rule would never have ended. The Left Front has forgotten its ideology. They can never return to power,' she added.

(Posted on 02-05-2014)

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