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April 15, 2019

Do not vote for the dalals of the BJP: Mamata Banerjee at Beldanga

Do not vote for the dalals of the BJP: Mamata Banerjee at Beldanga

Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee today addressed a public meeting at Beldanga in Murshidabad. She appealed to the people to vote for Trinamool, and not for the dalals of BJP in Congress and CPI(M).

Highlights of her speech:

Heartiest greetings to you all on the occasion of Bengali New Year. Shubho Noboborsho. May the new year bring with it a lot of happiness for you

Our candidate here, Apurba Sarkar, was a long time MLA of Congress. He joined us because they did not want to be with the local leaders who have sold themselves to the Congress and CPI(M)

The weather is so hot. People are being inconvenienced because the poll process is in the summer months, and last so long. But the schedule is not in our hands. The Election Commission decides the dates

We have taken a lot of developmental initiatives in Murshidabad district. We are setting up a new university, medical college here.

21 Kisan Mandis, 3 new super speciality hospitals, SNSUs and Mother & Child Hubs have been set up in this district

We have 4 MLAs in this district, and have won the Zilla Parishad. But we do not have any MP from this district.

I came to Murshidabad to monitor the flood situation. I also came here after a tragic bus accident

We conduct administrative review meetings in every district regularly

To win 42 out of 42 (seats), we have to win Baharampur, Murshidabad and Jangipur also

The self-proclaimed ‘big leader’ Baharampur does not even spend time in this district anymore

He makes a lot of comments about others. He should look himself in the mirror

I do not want to rake up personal issues. But I know about the twin-murder case and other issues. Do not make me open the Pandora’s Box

They support the BJP by the day, Congress in the afternoon and CPI(M) at night

RSS is working for the Congress in two seats – Jangipur and Baharampur. This is the truth

The Left and BJP have become one, like Jagai-Madhai-Godai. And Congress is helping them

We walked out of the Congress and formed a new party because a section of the party was hand in gloves with the CPI(M). It has proven now. Had Trinamool not been formed, CPI(M) could not have been defeated.

Trinamool has two flowers in its logo which symbolises Hindu and Muslim. We stand for communal harmony

BJP will be defeated in this election. Every vote is valuable.

Demonetisation destroyed the economy. They claimed terrorism will decrease after demonetisation. Has it decreased? No

They are playing politics in the name of the armed forces. We salute the armed forces and despise politics using their name. Armed forces are our country’s asset.

They are calling the army ‘Modi Sena’. What audacity. Why did the government fail to prevent the Pulwama attack?

Why did the Prime Minister did not attend any all-party meeting after the Pulwama attack?

The government had prior information about the attack. Why did they not take any action? What answer will give to the kin of the martyrs?

They are trying to garner votes in the name of Hindustan and Pakistan. After elections, he will turn the country into Modistan

Modi Babu is running the country in a fascist manner, like Hitler, as per his whims

They are threatening to implement NRC and drive everyone away. After the draft NRC was published in Assam, no political party protested.

Names of 20 lakh Bengali Hindus, and 20 lakh Bengali Muslims were excluded in Assam NRC. We sent a delegation to Assam, but they were stopped at the airport and assaulted

Forget NRC, I will not allow even N in Bengal. Is he a feudal landlord? Do human lives not matter to him?

They say they will bring the Citizenship Amendment Bill. You are already citizens of the country with valid documents. As per this Bill, you will become a foreigner for six years

Our party is strong. We put up a strong fight. We read between the lines. Our party has been vocal about issues like price rise, hike in fuel prices and other people’s issues

After demonetisation, 2 crore jobs were lost across the country. In Bengal, we have reduced unemployment by 40%

They promised to create jobs for 10 crore people in 5 years. Have they done it? They said everyone will receive Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts. Has anyone received?

Some political leaders are spreading hate, trying to divide people. Their bigotry borders on extremism

They are trying to break the country. If Modi babu comes back to power, I wonder if your savings will be safe in banks. I wonder, whether any further elections will ever be held. Dictatorship will be established

Media has already been bought by them. They are scared of Modi babu. Several democratic institutions have been destroyed

Even political parties are scared to open their mouth. But I am not afraid. I will keep fighting against these fascist forces

We believe in the Hinduism preached by Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhansa. We are against the brand of Hinduism that the BJP has imported

The BJP’s brand of Hinduism believes in killing and dividing people. We do not believe in such a hateful ideology

Our Hinduism is liberal. We believe in equality of all religions

We believe in Sarva Dharma Samannay

We have waived off khajna tax and mutation fees on agricultural land. We pay the full premium of crop insurance for farmers.

We have started the Krishak Bandhu scheme – farmers will receive Rs 5,000 annually per acre of land. On the death of a farmer, their family members will receive Rs 2 lakh

Trinamool is now a national party. We are working to uphold the unity and integrity of the country

Cast your vote against demonetisation, atrocities on minorities, price rise

For four and a half years, he toured the world and now he is seeking votes. He loves travelling, let him become a globe-trotter. We don’t need him to run the country

I appeal to you not to vote for the dalals of the BJP

A common minimum agenda will be decided by all parties after the elections. A people’s government will be formed at Centre