November 6, 2023
I don’t want the country’s honour to be hurt, that’s why I am keeping quiet: Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today joined in the Bijoya Sammelani celebration of the party in Bhowanipore.
Here are the highlights of her speech made there:
If I want I can earn Rs 1,5 lakh per month. I am a seven-time MP. I can get a pension of Rs 1.25 lakh every month. But I don’t take even a paisa.
For 34 years, rice was not bought from the farmers by the government. It took me 10 years to correct that. We have culled out one crore improperly allotted ration cards, ration cards which were used during the Left rule not only to get rice but also to cast fake votes. This culling out took me seven to eight years. We have digitised ration cards.
Jyotipriya is not in good health, he has high blood sugar. If he died in prison, I would file an FIR against the BJP. The central agency is trying to torture him into revealing names.
I don’t want the country’s honour to be hurt, that’s why I am keeping quiet.
The state is due Rs 7,000 crore in lieu of 100 Days’ Work, money which the poor workers are not getting. The Centre has also not given us our due under Awas Yojana. On the other hand, it is deducting GST from the state and taking away that money.
I don’t want anyone’s sympathy. That’s why I didn’t get a stadium named after me. I don’t need any publicity.