May 25, 2018
Protests against fuel price hike will continue: Abhishek Banerjee
To protest against the sky-high fuel prices of recent days, Trinamool Youth Congress today organised a protest march in Kolkata today.
A protest march was held today from Subodh Mullick Square to Park Street, led by National President of AITYC and MP, Abhishek Banerjee. In the districts, the protest rallies will be taken out on Saturday and Sunday (May 26 and 27).
Addressing the party workers after the march ended, Abhishek Banerjee slammed the Centre for its anti-people policies.
Highlights of Abhishek Banerjee’s speech:
Our workers are our biggest assets. The party’s existence is because of our committed workers.
People from all walks of life are here today. There are people from various religions, communities here today. Our leader has taught us about communal harmony. Unity in harmony is our culture.
We had organised a protest rally several months back against FCRA Bill. We will lay down our lives but we will not allow the BJP to promulgate anti-people policies.
We are launching our protests against fuel price rise today. We will organise protest marches and rallies in every district. Our protest will continue till the hike in prices is not rolled back.
We will continue to raise our voices, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, whenever people have to bear the brunt of the policies of the Central Government.
Bengal is a land of culture. We challenge our opponents to fight us politically. Let the competition be based on facts and statistics. Let there be comparison of the work done by the Left in 34 years, Mamata Banerjee in 7 years and the Centre in 4 years.
They promised to bring ‘Achhe Din’. But where is ‘Achhe Din’? If people keep money at home, it is termed ‘black money’. And their money in banks is not secure. We arrested the kingpin of ‘Sarada’. Why has Nirav Modi not been arrested yet?
The Centre wants to decide what we will eat and what we will wear. They might control other States using money power, but Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal is not so meek.
They want to disturb the communal harmony in the State for political gains. We will not allow that. We will fight them back tooth and nail.
The death knell for the arrogant government at the Centre has been sounded. Our leader Mamata Banerjee was present at the swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka. The ‘bisarjan’ of the central government will take place in 2019.
They cannot fight us politically. They tried to foil the Panchayat elections. But people gave us 20 out of 20 Zilla Parishads. In 2019 also people will give us 42 out of 42 seats.
Opposition parties will become signboards in future. We will need microscopes to find them.