February 7, 2023
It is Trinamool which would wipe out the ‘double engine’ government: Mamata Banerjee
Today Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee and the party’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee addressed an assembly election campaign meeting in Tripura.
Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:
Your language and mine are the same. There is no difference between the cultures of Bengal and Tripura. On top of that, I’ve toured the whole state, ward by ward, on account of my political responsibilities. Hence, Tripura is not a new place for me.
I had given Abhishek the responsibility of ensuring freedom from the troubles the people of Tripura have been enduring. I have heard there were attacks on Abhishek and Sushmita Dev. Had it not been for the bullet-proof car, Abhishek would not have returned alive.
I had gone to the temple in Matabari yesterday. There has been no development over the last few years. Go and visit Dakshineswar, Kalighat and Tarakeswar, and see for yourself the amount of work that has gone into them.
During the covid period, while unemployment saw a marked increase across the country, in Bengal, it came down by 40 per cent. If Trinamool comes in power here, this state too will see the same amount of development as Bengal. Successful schemes like Kanyashree and Lakshmir Bhandar will be replicated here.
A lot of the avenues of development that have opened in Bengal will open in Tripura too. Tripura isn’t far from Bengal, the two states have a brother-sister relationship. If the opportunity is provided, hospitals, medical colleges and industrial towns will come up here too.
Constitution and history have been erased by them. Let’s see, what happens in 2024. It is Trinamool which would wipe out the ‘double engine’ government.
At one time, we were planned to be wiped out too. But remember, the grass under your feet cannot be wiped out, it always grows back. And now, we have transformed into a big tree; we can never be wiped put.
I’ll come back after the elections. I will decide whether there would be a double engine or single engine here. We are not letting go of Tripura.