April 18, 2019
He promised ‘Achhey Din’, instead Modi has destroyed the country: Abhishek Banerjee at Kaliganj
All India Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee today addressed a public meeting at Kaliganj in the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Constituency in Nadia district.
Highlights of his speech:
I welcome all present here today to this rally and showed their support for Trinamool Congress.
If woman power is behind you, no other power can harm you.
There is a huge difference between the elections that were held in 2009 and 2014, and the election being held in 2019.
Our fight is against a power that has been using government agencies like the CBI and ED to spread fear among people. Mamata Banerjee is the only leader who could not be subdued by such threats.
Mamata Banerjee has given the clarion call to drive out the BJP of Bangla.
Bangla is the land of renaissance. Bangla showed the way during the freedom struggle.
Bengal has been the force behind mass movements such as that of Ekushey July, Netai, Singur, Nandigram, Bantala, Dhantala and Keshpur.
Bangla has never tolerated divisive politics.
Bangla is the land of Swami Vivekananda, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Matangini Hazra and Ram Mohan Roy. The people of today need to follow that glorious tradition.
Our fight is not only for Ranaghat or the district of Nadia, but for winning all the 42 seats in the State.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose once said, “Give me blood and I will give you freedom,” and Mamata Banerjee has now given the call to win all 42 out of 42 seats to ensure for you a progressive, peaceful, secular and developed India.
We have done a lot of developmental work.
If there is comparison made between Modi and Didi in terms of developmental work, the former will lose badly.
‘Achhey Din’ never came. GST and demonetisation destroyed the country. GDP has dropped by 2%.
The country has become financially bankrupt.
The prime minister of the country is asking for votes in the name of the army, in the name of religion.
They have taken away the savings of the poor during demonetisation. And on top of that, they have built a seven-star party head office in Delhi.
Should the youth vote for such a BJP?
In the name of ‘Acchey Din’, the prices of cooking gas, petrol, diesel and kerosene have been increased.
The prime minister used to call himself a tea-seller, now he calls himself a chowkidar. But nobody has seen him selling tea at any time. Our chief minister, on the other hand, is still her humble self – still living in a small, tile-roofed house, from where she governs the 10 crore people of the State, ensuring the wave of development reaches every one of them.
The BJP talks about ‘imam bhata’ (stipend for imams) and ‘moazeem bhata’ (stipend for moazzems) being given out of the money you pay as tax. But that’s a falsehood being spread by them.
That money is taken out of fund of the Waqf Board, as ordered by the Supreme Court of India, and the money you pay as tax, all of it is spent on the various developmental schemes that the Trinamool Government has undertaken.
Mamata Banerjee had decided to give Rs 10,000 as a grant to Durga Puja committees across the State. And what did we see? The BJP, CPI(M) and Congress ganged up the next day and filed a case against us, calling the move Muslim appeasement.
We have respect for all religions. The only religion we follow is humanism. Our job is to ensure that all people get the benefits of government schemes.
The candidates of the other parties are making a lot of promises too. But all of them will be vanquished in the coming days and will never be seen again. .
We have all seen the seasonal insects (‘shyama poka’) that come to our homes during the Diwali period, which fly away after a few days. The same is the case with the BJP leaders who are now promising you so many things.
But Trinamool Congress has always stood beside the people – on all occasions, for every reason, at all times.
‘Acchey Din’’ has come only for the son of Amit Shah, whose company’s income increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in one year. People are disgusted because they have lost all their money.
How much black money has been recovered through demonetisation? Nothing.
After the election, the BJP must be driven out – all of us here must take this oath today.
People like Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi have fled the country after stealing huge amounts of money from the people in spite of the Chowkidar being present.
Modi is talking about ‘Make in India’ when the car he is using is made in Germany,
The government has funds for a Rs 3,000-crore statue and the bullet train project but not for social schemes.
Should you vote for the people who have terrorised the people of Nadia? The BJP is creating communal tensions between Hindus and the Muslims.
Some people are saying, Hindus are in danger while some are saying, Muslims are in danger. But if one sees things after removing the spectacles of distortion, one will realise that the whole nation is in danger.
The BJP came to power in 2014 with Swami Vivekananda supposedly in their hearts and minds but has not had the intention of giving recognition to Belur Math.
Our current prime minister has taken the country 200 years back.
Therefore vote for Mahua Moitra and through that, ensure that Mamata Banerjee become stronger. Mamata Banerjee is the only solution to all the ills that have befallen the country.