April 5, 2014
Trinamool Chairperson calls for Poriborton in Jharkhand
After `poriborton` in West Bengal, it is time for Jharkhand to usher in change, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said today.
“We have come to power in West Bengal after 34 years and brought `poriborton` there. Now it is your turn to do the same for the betterment of Jharkhand,” Ms. Banerjee told an election rally in Dhanbad.
Referring to the frequent change of government in the State, “Now it is an opportune time to vote for the Trinamool candidates as our party will call the shots in Delhi after the elections” she said.
Lashing out at the Congress and BJP for the policy of splitting States, she said that there were no instances of good governance in Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand for which this was done.
Attacking the BJP, Ms. Banerjee said that the saffron party would never come to power.
“Do not support the BJP as it believes in dividing the country on religious lines and has a penchant for causing disturbances in the form of violence and riots,” she said.
Similarly, taking on the Congress, she said “the party is already finished”.
Ms. Banerjee said that Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha had been victims of perennial neglect by the Centre.
“Now time has come to knock at the door in Delhi and claim our just rights. This is an opportune time and opportunities do not come often,” Ms. Banerjee maintained.
Excerpts from Chairperson`s speech:
I welcome you all. I am thankful to you for joining us here in spite of the scorching sun. Trinamool Congress has started its journey in Jharkhand. We want to do some good work here for the people of this state. We brought a change in Bengal after 34 years; we can do the same in Jharkhand.
Congress is anti-people. Even a veteran leader like CS Dubey ji left the party because of the policies. There are other parties too, like BJP, which did not do anything for the state. After the state was formed, there have been around 9 governments. Politicians here work for themselves, not people. We will change that. I request you to support Trinamool Congress once and give us the chance to do some work. We will not let you down.
Jharkhand has a huge potential which many states do not possess. The state can witness a lot of development. But there is mafia raj and democracy is demolished. We want to put an end to that. A dark night leads to a bright day. We are your neighbours. We will give support to you. We are here for your friendship.
Trinamool Congress is going to be a big factor in the coming future. We are committed to working for the people. We fulfil what we promise. We are the real party of aam janata. Common people are with Trinamool Congress. We have fought for the working class. There are a lot of labourers here. Many people have lost their land here for industry. Industry must come up, but not at the cost of the people.
We want good governance in Jharkhand. We want the support of the people. Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand are much neglected. We must work together. No matter what language you speak or what culture you follow, we are all one. I work for all.
We talk of the common people. We do not have any fear. BJP is a party of rioters. They create divisions among people to win votes. A rioter can never become the leader of the nation. The leader of the country should be like Rajendra Prasad, Nehru, Patel, Ambedkar, Netaji, Maulana Azad or Birsa Munda; not someone who supports riots. People are my strength. I cannot break their trust for my selfish needs.
Do not let the country be sold out. Prices of diesel, petrol, fertilizers and LPG have increased now and then. Vote for change at Centre. Vote for change in Jharkhand. Irrespective of your caste, creed, religion, vote for Trinamool. One vote can change the government at the Centre.
The opinion of all parties was sought during the creation of Jharkhand. For Telangana, this was not done. Congress and BJP formed a team do this. We will build Trinamool Congress as a National party. We will decide who forms the next Govt at the Centre. Let there be a new dawn in Jharkhand. Let there be a surge of development here. Vote for Trinamool and for Poriborton.