July 12, 2023
It is Trinamool which resides in the hearts of the people of Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference today following the publication of the results of the panchayat elections.
Highlights of her comments:
I want to thank the people of Bengal for having successfully taken part in the panchayat elections. My heartfelt congratulations to those who have emerged victorious in the elections.
We have seen plenty of violence, hatred and the incessant use of Central agencies to harass Trinamool leaders and workers. What wrong have the people of Bengal done? Why then the harassment and step-motherly treatment towards Bengal?
Since the day that BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, the tone and tenor of the central government changed towards Opposition-ruled states. Their sole agenda is to keep creating hindrances in the smooth functioning of the State government. BJP has never engaged in constructive development work in our country.
As long as I was a part of the Opposition, I had taken a lot of beating. But after coming to power, the BJP has adopted a hateful attitude towards me. Is their anger towards me the result of my belonging to an ordinary family?
The panchayat polls are over. If I indeed committed a wrong, I would willingly take the punishment. A political party cannot afford to be arrogant. If one gets the blessings of the people, one has to become more humble.
A few incidents of violence have happened in which 19 people have been killed. The State will be giving Rs 2 lakh compensation to the 19 people who lost their lives since the dates of the election were announced. Among these, 10-12 are from Trinamool Congress itself.
The people, who are like my gods, have won. These elections have proved that it is Trinamool Congress which resides in the hearts of the people of Bengal.