July 21, 2023
INDIA will fight, and as its soldiers, Trinamool will hold aloft its standard: Mamata Banerjee
The annual Shahdi Dibas programme on July 21 was held in front of Victoria House in Kolkata today. There were record crowds this time. Among those present, besides Chairperson Mamata Banerjee, were Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi, Jyotipriyo Mallick, Santanu Sen, Mala Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Saayoni Ghosh and Firhad Hakim, and several others.
Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:
I am a person who loves to take challenges. I have even fought with death in my political career. Twenty-six people died in Tripura during Rath Yatra. So many people died in the train accident. Several died at the Namami Gange electric power station site. But I never said anything because I never play politics with the deaths of people. Yet, whenever people die in Bengal, BJP starts to do politics with the issue.
Votes were polled at 71,000 booths in the panchayat elections. Troubles took place at only here places—Bhangar, Domkol and Islampur. It is Trinamool Congress’s workers who mostly died. Tell me, will Trinamool Congress kill its own workers?
They had given the slogan of ‘Beti Bachao’ – what happened to that? The rapers of Bilkil Bano were released. The women of the country are suffering. The women of Manipur are suffering. Remember BJP, it is these very women who will throw you out of power in 2024.
INDIA will fight, and as its soldiers, Trinamool will hold aloft its standard. INDIA has to win. The BJP will lose. The country will win. Modi will lose. The BJP will lose. We do not have any other slogan.
Bengal’s funds have been blocked. On the other hand, Modi is presenting gifts worth Rs 25 crore to foreigners to get some brownie points.
In 2024, along with the slogan of ‘Joy Bangla’, the slogan of ‘Joy INDIA’ will also rend the air.
We will provide 100 days’ worth of work to 100 Days’ Work job card-holders, with the scheme to be called ‘Khela Hobe’.
We will fully fund the building of 11 lakh houses under the Banglar Bari scheme. Three lakh phone calls have been recorded on the ‘Sarasari Mukhyomantri’ lines. Of these, 70-80,000 are related to old-age pensions.
They want to create trouble in Bengal through fake videos. ‘Ghar ghar mein ek hi daak/ Modi jaak, Modi jaak.