March 31, 2014
Trinamool Chairperson campaigns for development in Keshpur
Claiming that her Trinamool Congress will control the new government at the centre, Trinamool Chairperson Ms. Mamata Banerjee Monday asserted that her regime would leverage the strength to ensure the state was not deprived of central funds.
“Trinamool will control the government in Delhi. We won`t allow it to deprive Bengal of funds. Centre has taken away Rs 86,000 crore from Bengal. They are depriving us of funds to stop development,” the Trinamool supremo said at an election rally in Keshpur of Paschim Medinipur district.
Exhorting the villagers to remain aware of the “friendship” among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Congress, Ms. Banerjee cautioned the people not to “fall into the traps” laid by the opposition.
“There is a lot of friendship between BJP, CPI-M and Congress. If you have faith in me, then remember that whoever says anything and does anything. I will never abandon the common people as I work for them,” she said.
Deepak Adhikary (Dev), Trinamool`s candidate from the district`s Ghatal spoke about his family ties with Keshpur while asking people to vote for him. He said every vote counts, and every person must cast their votes during the elections.
Training her guns on the opposition, Ms. Banerjee said the parties have huge amounts of funds and therefore they can use them to instigate the masses. “Do not fall for the traps laid by the opposition. They have money power. They can carry out vicious campaigning,” she said. Ms. Banerjee said while the BJP was “communal”, the Congress would raise the prices of essentials while the CPI-M only indulged in “destruction and killings”.
The Chairperson also highlighted the development projects initiated by the Government in Bengal. She spoke about the Kanyashree scheme, the reservation for backward sections of the society and the various beneficiary schemes for farmers, folk artists and other downtrodden people.
The Chairperson added that her Government had also initiated a project to control floods in Medinipur district. She said IIT Kharagpur was making a master plan for the same. She talked about the 6 multi super-speciality hospitals for Paschim Medinipur, trauma care centre at Kharagpur hospital.
The Chairperson was also nostalgic in her speech. She revisited the black days of violence in Keshpur. She said the families were still waiting for justice. Slamming the Left for indulging in politics of violence, she said that ballots and not bullets must rule. She promised to work for the people till her last breath.