March 20, 2014
Trinamool Chairperson slams Congress, BJP and CPI(M) at Murshidabad
Trinamool Chairperson Ms. Mamata Banerjee today slammed the BJP as a “communal party” and urged the people to ensure that votes were not split. She also blamed the Congress for not doing anything to stop the release of Ganga water from Farakka barrage to Bangladesh. Taking on the CPI(M)-BJP-Congress, she urged people not to vote for these parties and shower their blessings on Trinamool for continued development of the State.
“I am against BJP. Don`t give a single vote to BJP. They are communal,” the Trinamool Congress supremo told a party workers` meet at Lalbag in Murshidabad district.
“Whenever elections come they rake up the issue of Hindutva, but don`t get swayed by their designs,” she said.
She also said that the CPI(M) was “destructive” and Congress “corrupt”.
“I was in (BJP-led) NDA for a little over a year, but our party was a fledgling then, and keeping faith in Atal Bihari Vajpayee that he won`t do anything against minorities, I went with them,” she said, explaining her earlier association with the BJP-led front.
She claimed that BJP also wanted to divide Bengal and would try the same in several parts of the state from Darjeeling hills to other districts.
“Can Congress or CPI(M) defeat BJP? Only the Trinamool Congress can,” she asserted.
Ms. Banerjee also decried comparison of Gujarat with Bengal and said that those doing so should be ashamed.
“Gujarat and Bengal are not the same. Riots take place in Gujarat, not in Bengal. We are proud to say that,” the Chairperson said referring to the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
Taking on the Congress, Ms. Banerjee alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was mired in scams and “skeletons kept tumbling out of their cupboard”.
Claiming that the Congress had stabbed her party in the back despite an electoral alliance between the two, Didi said, “Congress had sabotaged us during the 2011 Assembly elections by fielding independent candidates against us where we had a candidate.
“Congress had played the role of Mir Zafar (a traitor),” she alleged.