west-bengal-news

Merely holding placards is not a movement, says Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 4 : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday ridiculed the opposition for launching movements against her government, saying they were aimed at seeking publicity.


Speaking at the state assembly's platinum jubilee celebrations, Banerjee - who as a feisty opposition leader held sustained mass movements against the erstwhile Left Front government and saw it ousted from power - said merely holding placards was not a revolution.

"I have done lot of movements in my life. A revolution is a continuous process... it requires sacrifice, dedication, devotion, discipline, control. Only displaying a placard for two minutes and clicking a photo is not a movement. I had struggled for 35 years and I know what is movement," said Banerjee.

With an eye to the next general elections, the Congress has kicked off a 225-km long "Mukti Yatra" against Trinamool's policies, while the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has called for sustained mass movements across the state decrying the ruling party's "terror tactics".

During her address, Banerjee referred to several of her movements, including the Singur agitation during which she undertook a 26-day hunger strike, opposing forcible acquisition of land for industry, by the Left Front government.

With the Trinamool coming to power in the state in 2011 riding on mass movements, Banerjee said her party's ascendance to the helm has triggered a "change in the democratic process in the state assembly", and added: "Change in democracy is always colourful as it is the people who bring the change."

--IANS (Posted on 04-12-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

Banking on father's good work, president's son hopes to win

Nepal officials to visit Bengal model poll booths

Legal action against 350 for Bengal blast: EC

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

TV channels, emails to act as EC watchdogs in Bengal

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

Congress, CPI-M behind transfer of officers, policemen: Mamata Banerjee

Late Ghani Khan, ailing Priya Ranjan relevant in Bengal (Election Special)

We do not need money from illegal sources to run our party: Mamata

Chit funds flourished in Bengal during Left regime: Mamata

Polling in six constituencies in West Bengal tomorrow

Bengal folk dancers promote voting

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top