Kolkata, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that unlike the CPI(M), Trinamool does not need to rig polls to win.

Addressing an election rally in support of the party candidate for North Kolkata constituency Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Ms Banerjee said, "Trinamool does not need to rig polls. During Left rule, polls were rigged in North Kolkata. I request all my party workers not to fall into the traps laid by the Opposition"

Trinamool supremo said, "If I was in power at Centre instead of the Congress, I would have arrested him for threatening to send people away from India. This is our motherland. This soil is pure. We will not tolerate any insult to the soil of Bengal. Those who threaten to send people away from India, will be packed off from Bengal through ballots."

"BJP has declared a PM candidate. They have fixed the date of marriage of a baby even before it is born. The BJP is collecting funds in the name of PM. This is illegal and unconstitutional. Some people are using money power to become the PM, then even Dawood Ibrahim is also eligible for the PM's post," she said.

While addressing the rally, Ms Banerjee asked, "Let there be a political debate. Let the Opposition counter us on policies. Instead, the Opposition is engaging in malicious propaganda. The Left incurred debts and the Centre took away all our money. But did any Opposition party protest? Some people are talking about throwing Bengalis out of India. They do not even know the difference between refugee and infiltrator.

"The three parties - CPI(M), Congress and BJP - have formed a nexus. The CPI(M) does not work for the people on the ground. All they can do is sit in TV studios and criticise us. The Opposition is jealous and hence they are indulging in malicious attacks against us," the Chief Minister added.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)