July 12, 2013
Women will govern the country besides managing households – Mamata Banerjee at Janai
All India Trinamool Congress Chairperson Ms. Mamata Banerjee, in the panchayat election meeting at Janai, Hooghly, on Thursday, renewing her stance on the Centre, alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was `selling out` the country for allowing FDI in retail with money going to `party funds`. “They are selling out the country and all the money is going to party funds, “ she said.
She said that LPG customers would have to shell out Rs 900 per cylinder from November instead of the present subsidized rate of Rs 450, the Trinamool Congress Chairperson said, “Petrol prices have been increased 50 times.“
Ms. Banerjee also recalled when AITMC quitting the UPA said it did it because the party did not deviate from its principles and commitment and was not bothered about ministerial positions.
Reiterating her opposition to the panchayat polls being held during Islamic month of Ramzan and the monsoons, the Chairperson said, “We were pressing for the elections during the last six months. We did not want it during Ramzan and in the thick of the monsoons. I would have objected even if polls were held during the Durga Pujas “.
Ms. Banerjee reiterated that the UPA government was not helping the cash-strapped state to tide over the huge 2.3 lakh crore loan burden left by the previous CPM-led government and alleged that Centre was helping the Marxist party.
Ms. Banerjee once again assured Singur farmers that their lands would be returned. “I have taken a vow to see that the land within the Tata project is returned to its rightful owners. “
“We have created 50% reservation for women in Panchayat. Women will govern the country besides managing households“ Ms Banerjee said.
The AITMC Chairperson said, “I won the first challenge by ousting the Left front from power and now the second challenge is to oust the CPM from Panchayat system completely. Good days are not far away for Bengal; Bengal will reclaim its lost glory once again and show the way to the nation. “
She thanked the people for giving her a patient hearing, braving a heavy downpour and urged them to vote for Trinamool Congress.