Only a matter of time before Trinamool is declared winner in Balurghat: Abhishek Banerjee at Kushmandi

Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee addressed a public meeting at Harahar Ground in Kushmandi, which is in the Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency.

Highlights of his speech:

Seeing the enthusiasm here today, I can safety tell my leader Mamata Banerjee that the people of Balurghat are all for Trinamool Congress.

Arpita Ghosh is standing from here for the second consecutive time. Hope you all will support her and elect her.

I can see many cameras here. I challenge everyone to prove me wrong in anything that I say here today. I speak solely on the basis of facts, and don’t try to confuse people unlike some people.

Elections are happening in two constituencies in Bangla today, and I have credible information that the manner in which the people are voting, Trinamool Congress will win both the seats.

Hence out of the 42 seats, we have already won got two seats. Therefore, we need to win 40 out of 40 now.

I can say with conviction Arpita Ghosh will win by two lakh votes.

This seat, and the election in general this time, is very crucial. This fight is between our Agnikanya Didi and the communal Modi.

The BJP has scared other leaders into keeping quiet, but they couldn’t do that to Mamata Banerjee.

Nothing that Modi had promised – ‘achhe din’, two crore jobs per year, roads, engineering colleges, etc. – has come true.

In the name of ‘achhe din’, he brought about ‘notebandi’ for the people, along with all the related desperation, while he himself toured foreign countries in luxury.  

He had said ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’ and what did he do instead? Price cooking gas cylinders at more than Rs 900 a kg and build a seven-star party office in Delhi.

Two months back the price of cooking gas was Rs 977 per cylinder. Then there was a sudden climbdown. The reason was the BJP’s massive loss in five State elections.

Similarly, the prices of atta, kerosene, petrol and diesel, and rates of GST, came down.

Therefore, it has been proved that the more you defeat the BJP, the more the prices of everything will decrease.

The BJP is trying to buy out the people of Bangla, but Bangla will never allow that, whatever happens in other States.

For us, religion is personal, for practicing in our homes, and not for achieving political ends.

However, for elected representatives, there is only one religion – humanism – and their duty is to ensure that the fruits of development reach every corner of their constituency.

Trinamool Congress has nothing to learn from a party which has done nothing for the people. We have always believed in serving the people.

All of you wanted money to be spent for the development of Balurghat, and what did you see instead? Rs 3,000 crore spent on a statue, and a pittance in comparison for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, which is for the development of girls.

Therefore the intention of Modi is only to show-off, and not to serve the people.

Modi believes in ‘Jai Shri Ram’, but only for his own ends.

The way Trinamool Congress works for the people, no party does.

Modi called himself a simple chaiwallah, but he was never a real chaiwallah, nobody had seen him selling tea; on the other hand, our Mamata Banerjee has always led a simple life – governing the 10 crore people of the State from the same humble house where she had always lived in.

During the massive floods in the State, Mamata Banerjee had visited areas in knee-deep water to know first-hand and feel for herself the miseries of the people.

With due respect to the other chief ministers of Bangla, none of them ever did this kind of work, or had this kind of involvement in the welfare of their people.

Mamata Banerjee has come to Balurghat again and again and every time, brought with her bouquets of development for the people.

People stood in long queues during demonetisation, hoping things will improve. But they are in same state, still living in poverty.

Therefore choose wisely and vote for the party which has brought development for you.  

The Centre has again and again backed out of providing any help to Bangla. The changing of the name of the State to ‘Bangla’’ has not been passed in two years.

Despite the State Government providing 40 per cent of the funds, the Centre wanted the name of the scheme to be ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana’. We just wanted what was just, that the scheme be named ‘Bangla Gram Sadak Yojana’.

The BJP leaders have never cared for Bangla. They are lecturing here, giving speeches about their so-called concern for yet, yet leave alone everything else, they can’t even read a single word of Bengali.

Farmer suicides have spread across the country; 150 people have been killed while just standing in queues.

As a result of GST, many small businesses were closed, and they were owned by people of all religions, including Hindus. So is this the way you work for the welfare of Hindus, as you proudly boast of doing?

After demonetisation, black money and terrorism, which were supposed to have stopped, have only increased. An example is the Pulwama blast, where 350kg of RDX was used.

The BJP keeps note of who what eats in their homes yet was not aware of how so much explosive was smuggled into the country to cause the blast in Pulwama.

You say you work for the jawans of our country. Yet look at their State. You all know how, a few months back, a video went viral of a BSF jawan complaining about the pathetic quality of his daily food. And what was the done for him? He was sacked from his job. All of you know that the same jawan has stood against Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

I challenge Modi take action against me if I have told a lie.

I don’t stab in the back; I say whatever I have to say on the face.

Over the last five years, Arpita Ghosh has come here again and again to know about your problem, and has raised your demands in Parliament. She has come here repeatedly despite the long distance from her home.

Therefore vote for her once more this time, and be assured that there will be double the development of the last five years in the next five.

There has been development in every field, in every sector, for every person.

The prime minister had promised for everyone Rs 15 lakh, but none of you can say that you have received that amount. What did you get in its stead? Waves of development, in the form of schemes like Kanyashree, Yuvashree, Rupashree, rice at Rs 2 per kg and so many others. Mamata Banerjee always delivers on her promises.

After May 23, a new government will be formed at the Centre, and rest assured that the prices of fuels and cooking gas, and GST rates will all come down.

People like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya were allowed to loot the people’s money and escape from the country. On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee ensured that Sudipta Sen was caught, even from a far corner of Kashmir, and brought to justice.

The Centre has imposed GST on biscuits that we eat everyday at a rate of 18 per cent while on gold biscuits that only the super-rich buy, at 3 per cent. This is the real face of Modi.

Practising real Hinduism is not about teaching divisiveness, but about having confidence in its values, including that of inculcating respect for other religions.

Mamata Banerjee has done for people of all religions much more than Modi has done, even for those in BJP-ruled States.

There has been a huge improvement in the conducting of the Gangasagar Mela, and improvement in many other ways, like the creation of the Tarakeswar Develeopment Authority, construction of the international-standard Dakshineswar Skywalk, and the planning for a skywalk in Kalighat.

Modi has done a scam of Rs 3,000 crore in the name of cleaning the Ganga – Namami Gange is the name.

Yesterday, the Pakistan prime minister said Pakistan prefers Modi. And Pakistan is our enemy. The Pakistan prime minister, the ISI, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi – our enemies – all want Modi.

The BJP has sent greetings not even once on the occasion of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in the lives of Bengalis.

We give ‘imam bhata’ (stipend for imams) and ‘moazzem bhata’ (stipend for moazzems) taking from the Waqf board, as per the directions of the Supreme Court, and not from the tax you pay us.

Your money we spend on the various development schemes that have brought so much change on your lives.

Last year, our government had decided to give Rs 10,000 each to 28,000 Durga Puja committees in the State. Instead of supporting this decision, the BJP, CPI(M) and Congress went to court the next day, calling the move Hindu appeasement. This is the kind of care and concern they have for the people of the State.

By calling themselves Ram bhakts, the BJP people are actually insulting Ram. The real Ram did a lot of sacrifice, including spending 14 years in exile.

You be happy with your Ram, but we have our Durga, with whom stands the people of the entire country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. You are on your way to being chased away by our Durga.

The BJP will realise May 23 what the Trinamool is really capable of.

Vote for Trinamool Congress, vote for Arpita Ghosh, and you will see a lot more development here in the coming days. Defeat every other party.

Netaji had once said – give me blood and I will give you freedom; now Mamata Banerjee has given the call for Bangla – give me 42 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats, and I’ll give you a progressive and secular government at the Centre

Jai Hind. Namaskar.



After UN, Sudip Bandyopadhyay to visit European countries

With the blessings from Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Leader of All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay will be embarking on a tour to European countries this summer.

The countries that Sudip Bandyopadhyay will be visiting include Belarus, Germany, and Austria. He will be accompanying the Speaker of Lok Sabha. Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly, Nayana Bandyopadhyay will also be accompanying him.

It may be mentioned that in 2017, Sudip Bandyopadhyay had addressed the United Nations General Assembly, with 193 nations attending the session. He has spoken about how the international community needs to step up its efforts to promote an environment free from sanctions and embargoes.

In the past, Trinamool MPs Abhishek Banerjee, Derek O’Brien and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar have visited the United Nations on various occasions.

BJP will be shown the Red Card in 2019: Abhishek Banerjee

Like every year, National President of Trinamool Youth Congress, and Diamond Harbour MP, Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday released a booklet containing details of all the work done by him his constituency for the last four years. The book-release ceremony was held at Sarisha school grounds in South 24 Parganas.

Speaking on the occasion, Abhishek Banerjee said that the people of the country showed the yellow card to BJP in bypolls. They will show the red card in 2019. He claimed that Trinamool will win all 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal.

He also said, “BJP is trying to blame Trinamool for the death of its workers. Five doctors said that the death was due to suicide. But BJP is still blaming us. They want to blame Trinamool and Mamata Banerjee for everything under the sun. But in reality, they have blood on their hands. The BJP practices communalism.”

He also advised the BJP to look after their party’s condition in Uttar Pradesh first, before turning their attention to Bengal.


Fuel Price Hike: Abhishek Banerjee walks home as a mark of protest

The Trinamool Congress and several associations today took part in a huge protest rally at the foot of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Mayo Road. Speakers highlighted the plight of the common man in the face of all essential prices going up because of the incessant rise in petrol and diesel prices. The rally culminated with a speech by All-India Trinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee, in which he exhorted those present to continue with the protest by boycotting all transport and walking home from the protest rally.


Highlights of Abhishek Banerjee’s speech:

At the very beginning, I want to announce a special decision. After the culmination of today’s meeting, we are going to walk home and boycott transport to protest the fuel price hike. Those who are willing may please join us in this protest.

The prices of petrol and diesel have been going up every day for the past 16 days. There is no abatement, there is no compensation. This is affecting the prices of almost everything, hurting the common man badly. Very soon, thanks to the Modi government at the Centre, the price of petrol will reach a century. Before that, we must try to bowl the team out, so that the woes and suffering of the people all over the country will cease.

One after the other, the Modi government has been pursuing anti-people policies. But let me tell you, the Trinamool Congress is not a party that will welt to this continuous onslaught. With every new threat, we stand steadfast and know how to counter each of them. They promised “achhe din”, they promised jobs, they promised so many things…but all this is just talk. Very unlike what the Trinamool Congress has been able to do under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. We have delivered what we have promised.

They are trying to dictate what the people should wear, what to eat, where to go, where to not go, whom to speak with, whom to meet – is this the freedom that people should be subjected to? For every juncture of one’s life, one is required to produce Aadhaar card. Is this not curbing one’s freedom and right to privacy? These are policies that the our party is vehemently against. We stand for the welfare of the people. That is our primary concern.

Another protest against the fuel price hike will be held by the Trinamool Youth Congress on May 31 in a similar manner. We will not stop till there is relief for the common man. The Karnataka poll outcome has sounded their farewell bell. We will bid them the remaining goodbye with the vote in 2019.


Abhishek features in final episode of FB LIVE, Today 4.30

Trinamool always believes in ‘360 degree communication’. From wall graffiti to street corner meetings and rallies, from door-to-door campaigning to the use of social media – Trinamool lays emphasis on all modes of communication. And no exception was made for the Panchayat polls either.

For the last 12 days, we have been organising Facebook LIVE sessions on our page. The response from the people has been massive. We are thankful to the people for the stupendous outpouring of support.

Today we present to you the last 5tay Panchayat session. Today’s speaker is National President of Trinamool Youth Congress, Abhishek Banerjee. Because of model code of conduct, the LIVE will begin at 4:30 PM instead of 5 PM.



Student-Youth Convention for North Bengal to be held today at Siliguri

Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee is going to address the party’s annual Student-Youth Convention for North Bengal at 3 pm today. It will take place at Kanchanjunga Stadium in Siliguri.

The annual convention has been divided from this year into two conventions – a North Bengal Convention and a South Bengal Convention.

Besides Mamata Banerjee, AITYC President Abhishek Banerjee, and senior leadership of the party will be present at the convention.



আজ শিলিগুড়িতে ছাত্র-যুব সম্মেলন, প্রধান বক্তা মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

অন্যান্য বছরের মত এবছরও তৃণমূল কংগ্রেসের বার্ষিক ছাত্র-যুব সম্মেলন অনুষ্ঠিত হচ্ছে। এই বছর, উত্তর ও দক্ষিণবঙ্গে দুটি পৃথক সম্মেলন হচ্ছে।

উত্তর বঙ্গের সম্মেলনটি আজ আয়োজিত হবে শিলিগুড়ির কাঞ্চনজঙ্ঘা স্টেডিয়ামে দুপুর ১টায়।

এই সম্মেলনের প্রধান বক্তা তৃণমূল কংগ্রেসের সর্বভারতীয় সভানেত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। উপস্থিত থাকবেন তৃণমূল যুব কংগ্রেসের সর্বভারতীয় সভাপতি অভিষেক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়, দলের অন্যান্য নেতৃত্ববৃন্দ এবং অগণিত সমর্থক।

Abhishek Banerjee demands filling of vacancies of judges in High Court

Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has urged the Centre and the Union Ministry of Law and Justice to take initiatives to appoint an adequate number of judges in Calcutta High Court. Banerjee is all set to raise the issue in the next session of Parliament.

Out of the sanctioned strength of 72 judges, there are only 34 functional judges. Therefore, there are 38 vacancies, or approximately 53 per cent. Taking into account retirements and routine transfers, this percentage would rise to 66 in the next six months.

Abhishek Banerjee said, “Such colossal vacancies will lead to a substantial increase in the burden of judicial and administrative work to be discharged by the existing judges, despite higher disposal rates compared to other High Courts”.

He further stated that Calcutta High Court has faced the brazen apathy and indifference of the political executive with respect to the filling up of vacancies.

Firstly, he said that the names of seven members of the Bar have been recommended by the collegium of the Supreme Court to the Central Government for elevating them as judges of Calcutta High Court along with recommendations for the elevation of judges of other High Courts a long time back. Yet no action has been taken on those recommendations.

Secondly, while the functional strength of the other High Courts has increased by the day, vacancies of judges of the Calcutta High Court have remained.

However, he further stated, an appointment of seven or some more judges, if at all, would also not bring any substantial change in the functional strength because of the ensuing retirements. He therefore urged that immediate action be taken to appoint a maximum number of judges to prevent the justice delivery system from collapsing.

The MP also observed that by adopting a step-motherly attitude a particular High Court would be rendered ineffective.

Source: Millennium Post


হাইকোর্টে বিচারপতির পদ পূর্ণ করতে হবেঃ অভিষেক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

হাইকোর্টে অর্ধেকের বেশি বিচারপতির পদ শূন্য। এই নিয়ে কেন্দ্রের বিরুদ্ধে রাজ্যের প্রতি বৈষম্যমূলক আচরণের অভিযোগে করলেন তৃণমূল যুবনেতা ও লোকসভার সাংসদ অভিষেক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। সংসদের আসন্ন অধিবেশনে এই বিষয়ে তিনি সরব হবেন বলেও জানিয়েছেন।

কলকাতা হাইকোর্টের বরাদ্দকৃত বিচারপতি পদের সংখ্যা ৭২। অথচ বর্তমানে মাত্র ২৮ জন বিচারপতি রয়েছেন। লিখিত বিবৃতিতে অভিষেক কেন্দ্রের ওই আচরণকে স্বৈরাচারী বলে দাবি করেছেন। তিনি বলেন, হাইকোর্টে বিচারপতির পদ শূন্য পড়ে থাকলে বিচার ব্যবস্থাই বিপন্ন হবে।

অভিষেকের দাবি, রাজ্যের বিচারপ্রার্থীদের হয়রানি সত্ত্বেও কেন্দ্রের সরকার উদাসীন। তিনি বলেন, এই রাজ্যের ক্ষেত্রে কেন্দ্রের সর্বোচ্চ কর্তার নেপথ্যে মদত রয়েছে। রাজ্যকে বেকায়দায় ফেলাই তাদের একমাত্র উদ্দেশ্য।

তাঁর মতে রাজ্যের শূন্যপদে বিচারপতি নিয়োগে এই উপেক্ষা আসলে কেন্দ্রের রাজনৈতিক চাল। নানা ক্ষেত্রে কেন্দ্রের এনডিএ সরকার রাজ্যের প্রতি যে বৈষম্যমূলক আচরণ করে চলেছে, হাইকোর্টের বিচারপতি পদ পূরণে অবহেলা তারই অঙ্গ বলে মনে করে তৃণমূল। কেন্দ্রের আইন মন্ত্রীর কাছেও অবিলম্বে এই বিষয়ে পদক্ষেপ করার আবেদন জানিয়েছেন।