April 20, 2016
Didi demands investigation into the assets of CPI(M)-Congress-BJP
Mamata Banerjee today demanded that the sources of income of CPI(M), Congress and the BJP be investigated. She asserted that 82 per cent, 73 per cent and 53 per cent funds of Congress, BJP and the CPI(M) respectively are from unknown sources.
Mamata Banerjee was speaking at three massive rallies today at Barasat, Dumdum and Basirhat. She has been crisscrossing across the state for the past one month holding three rallies every day. She has already covered 14 out of 20 districts despite the scorching heat.
She came down heavily on the Opposition, questioning their unknown sources of income.
Speaking on the ABP group’s underhanded tactics, she said, “No matter how hard you work, the ABP group never sees anything positive about Bengal. The owner of ABP group is very arrogant. He wants to control the government. People will not buy the lies of ABP group. People are my biggest strength. They are the biggest pillars in a democracy”.
Stating that the CPI(M)-Congress alliance is ideologically bankrupt, Didi added, “Comrades have become Cong-rades now. Lenin, Marx, Ho CHi Minh have been forgotten. Congress has forgotten Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. I was in Amta yesterday where CPI(M) had cut off the hands of eight people for voting for the Congress. The victims of Amta were asking me how Congress could ally with the CPI(M). We walked out of the Congress to expose the Congress-CPI(M) understanding. Congress was CPI(M)’s B-team and now they are the A-team.”
She also said that people have not forgotten the violence during CPI(M) rule. “In the past we were fighting against the CPI(M). Now we are fighting to turn Bengal around. People have not forgotten the violence and terror during CPI(M) rule,” Mamata Banerjee said.
She also highlighted the development work she has carried out in the last four and a half years despite the huge debt burden left behind by the CPI(M) government. In Dumdum, Didi said that it was at a rally in Dumdum in 2011 that Manmohan Singh had promised to waive West Bengal’s debt if the Congress-Trinamool alliance came to power, but the Congress had not kept his word.
Taking on the opposition, she added that from breakfast to dinner, the only thing the opposition does is to abuse her. “The CPI(M)-Congress-BJP have formed a syndicate of complaints,” she said.
“My slogan is change and not revenge. We have to work for the new generation to turn Bengal around. As long as I live, I will work for the people” Didi added.