August 28, 2023
I have never seen such a vengeful government: Mamata Banerjee
Highlights of Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee’s speech at the foundation day rally of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad on Mayo Road:
Delhi is trying to scare me by threatening my life. The Congress, CPI(M) and BJP have come together. But if they try to commit any wrong deeds here, the police will take action. I have instructed the police to ensure no untoward incident happens in colleges. Of course, students have the right to protest. They can demand justice, but the way things were done is not the right way to demand justice. Those who uttered the slogan to fire must be arrested. Nobody can say such a thing.
I have never seen such a vengeful government. I was sent a message on my phone the other day that Abhishek Banerjee would be arrested before the general elections next year.
We have come to know that it was someone from your party who downloaded the file, and then filed a diary with the police. Now they are saying that they said they will arrest the person who filed the diary. One day the jails will be filled up with people from your party only.
If you can conduct elections peacefully, I will instruct my people in all the districts to behave well too.
Among the scientists who worked on the Chandrayaan-3 project, 28 are Bengalis. I have sent letters of congratulations to each one of them. If they give me the time, I will honour them publicly.
People wanted to see the landing on the Moon. But the face of a particular person appeared suddenly on the screen. I too had sat down to watch the landing (of Vikram). But as soon as that face came up, I put the TV off.
We are the first government to bring laws on sand mining. I want green fireworks to be manufactured. The livelihood of lakhs of people are involved in the fireworks industry. Maybe they will earn a little less from selling green fireworks but lives will be saved.
There are 28,000 vacancies in teaching posts. I am not able to recruit because someone or the other keeps on filing cases in court. Let recruitment take place under the supervision of a committee of judges. But recruitment cannot stop.