April 25, 2014
Trinamool Chairperson spreads the message of development at Uluberia
Trinamool Chairperson today addressed a campaign rally at Uluberia where she highlighted the development initiatives taken by the West Bengal Government. She urged people to vote for Trinamool to continue the surge of development. The Chairperson added that few political parties are trying to instigate riots in the State for political benefits. She gave out a strong message of communal harmony.
Excerpts from the Chairperson`s speech:
I thank you all patiently waiting to listen to me despite the scorching heat. Before coming here, I was at Tarakeshwar and Jagatballavpur. Elections are always held in summer. It is very painful for both the workers and voters. I hope you all stay safe and healthy during summer. Drink lots of water. Avoid junk food.
I am thankful to the people of Howrah believing in us in 2009 and 2011 when Poriborton began. Our MP from Uluberia, Sultan Ahmed, was also a minister. But he resigned when Centre allowed FDI in retail. From the price of fertilizers to the price of cooking gas, petrol and diesel, Centre increased the price of everything. None of the political parties protested; we were the only one to stand up and raise our voice against the injustice done to the common people. We will continue to voice our protest in the future too. Trinamool congress will never lower its head towards anybody.
The Left has forgotten their ideology. They have forgotten Marx, Lenin and Stalin. Trinamool has only one ideology – benefit of the Ma, Mati, Manush. We are of the people, by the people, for the people. Some parties visit Bengal only during elections, just like seasonal migratory birds. The Opposition only engages in malicious campaign. They have done no positive work. The CPI(M)-BJP-Congress are all the same.
In the last two and half years, we have recruited 40,000 police constables, set up 19 women`s courts, 26 women`s police stations. We have set up 5 police commissionerates to improve law and order. 45 courts for women are being set up. 1.3 lakh civic police has been recruited.
We could have done much more but a major part of our revenue is taken away by Centre. We have increased our revenue collection in the last 3 years. But the Centre took away most of our money. Where will the money for building schools, roads and other infrastructure come from? How will we pay salaries of Government employees? We don`t want any package from Centre. We just want them to stop taking away our revenue. Had the Centre not taken away our money, we could have generated 20 lakh more employment opportunities.
Both the Congress and BJP led Govt at Centre allowed the Left to incur debts. Now we are paying for their sins. The Left were famous for their reign of terror. We all remember their violent methods of ruling. Earlier women were not even free to lodge an FIR at police stations. Even family issues were resolved at CPI(M)`s party office.
We have given 50% reservation to women in Panchayats. We have started Kanyashree scheme for girls. Even UNICEF has endorsed our Kanyashree scheme. We are No. 1 in generation of employment under 100-Days Work scheme. Our capital expenditure has increased by 48% and plan expenditure by 35%. This is a sign of development. We spent Rs 5500 crore for employment generation in 100-Days scheme. Gujarat spent only Rs 500 crore. Some media houses are acting at the behest of the BJP. They are not highlighting our development initiatives.
We are against riots. In 1993 I was on the streets on Kolkata, helping riot victims. Where was the CM then? People who instigate riots are neither Hindus nor Muslims. They are opportunistic goons. We celebrate Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Chhat Puja, Eid, and Christmas. We believe in communal harmony. Some people wear lungis. Some wear dhoti. While some wear suits. We love all. We do not discriminate. Some political leaders want to instigate riots and divide people so that they can gain votes. Bengal is the land of communal harmony. We respect all religions, languages and cultures.
Bengal used to lag behind in every field. We have turned Bengal around. Out of 100 works done by us, the media ignores 99 good works and hypes one or two minor mistakes.
Jangalmahal is smiling. Darjeeling is smiling. We have set up fair price medicine shop. The Left set up only 3 colleges in its tenure. We set up 31 new colleges. Some political leaders have no other work except criticizing us on TV studios. I do not mind that. I work on the ground with people. Every mother in every household across Bengal is like my mother. People are my strength. I have faith in the youth of Bengal. They will transform Bengal into Biswa Bangla.
We want a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative. Not a Third Front. Do not vote for Congress, CPI(M) or BJP. Vote for progress. Vote for joraphool.