August 28, 2015
Forget 2016, CPI(M) will not come to power even in 3016: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee today slammed the violence in the name of protests by CPI(M) in Kolkata during their Nabanna Abhiyan. She was speaking at the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad Foundation Day rally.
She remarked that CPI(M) will not come to power in Bengal in 3016, let alone 2016.
“Those who were engaged in vandalism and violence yesterday should see today’s rally and learn discipline. Protests do not mean goondagiri. We have also protested when we were in Opposition. We never resorted to violence,” she said.
“The people have rejected the CPM. There is no bigger judge in democracy than the people. We do not support the culture of bandhs. We believe in good governance,” she added.
She praised the police for showing extreme restraint although they were beaten with bricks and sticks. She challenged the CPI(M) to fight politically instead of using violence.
“Challenge us with work, culture and duty, we will accept it. We do not believe in vandalism,” she said.
“Have they forgotten how they used to torture Opposition activists? How many times police fired on Opposition rallies? During Singur, they wanted to ensure lone TMC MP is eliminated. Today we have 46 MPs in Parliament,” Didi said.
She said people have rejected the archaic politics of disruption and terror. “Why did they not create jobs for students and youth for 34 years,” she demanded to know.