I shall strive every day for our dream India: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee participated today in the Independence Day celebrations on Red Road in Kolkata. She even got down from the stage to shake a leg with Adivasi dancers, who were among the participants.

Earlier, she had tweeted on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of independence.

“On the completion of 75 years of Independence, India must awaken to the real essence of Independence. We must stay true to the vision of our forefathers and keep the aspirations of our future generations at heart. My heartfelt greetings to all my fellow citizens. Jai Hind!

75 years of Independence! Today, we pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of our forefathers that led to our country’s independence. We, the people of India, must preserve their sacred legacy and uphold the dignity of our democratic values and people’s rights.

I have a dream for India! For the people, I want to build a nation where no one goes hungry, where no woman feels unsafe, where every child sees the light of education, where all are treated equally, where no oppressive forces divide the people & harmony defines the day.

It is my promise to the people of this great nation that I shall strive everyday for our dream India. My fellow Indians, what is your dream for India? #MyIdeaForIndiaAt75

Those talking about patriotism won’t be able to sing even five patriotic songs: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress Chairperson today joined a party programme in the Behala West assembly constituency.

Highlights from her speech:

  • Cyclones cause a lot of damage in Bengal every year.
  • Dams have burst in both the 24 Parganas.
  • The destructions cause severe monetary losses every year.
  • I won’t comment on any issue which is sub judice, won’t comment on the opposition parties.
  • The Union government has desecrated the constitution of the country.
  • Why was Keshto arrested the day before yesterday? What had he done?
  • Is there any economic freedom left in the country?
  • They first discredit you, but they cannot go much further.
  • Modi will not win in 2024, that’s why they’ve started all this.
  • Money has been distributed to make the Jharkhand government fall.
  • They rampaged Keshto’s house.
  • The files related to the corruption that happened during the Left Front’s rule have been burnt.
  • The prices of gas and petrol are exorbitant now.
  • Bengal is like the royal Bengal tiger; all these deeds won’t be tolerated here.
  • Those talking about patriotism won’t be able to sing even five patriotic songs.
  • The BJP is selling off the public-sector companies.
  • During whose rule did the Saradha Scam take place?
  • They are trying to weaken Trinamool.
  • I went to Delhi, and a rumour was spread that it was for some sort of ‘setting’.
  • Money power was used to make the Maharashtra government fall. Where is BJP getting so much money from?
  • No one will be afraid. The people behind all these misdeeds will be judged in the people’s court.
  • We will even die but will not bow down.
  • Our officials are being scared by calling them to Delhi.

For us, INDIA means UNITY: Mamata Banerjee

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee changed her display picture on Twitter. The picture shows some of the most famous freedom fighters of the country along with a stylised national flag. There are Mahatma Gandhi, Rishi Aurobindo, Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and others.

She tweeted the following:

INDIA… Where diversity THRIVES despite differences.
INDIA… Where people of varied cultures and religions peacefully COEXIST.
INDIA… Where democratic values and people’s rights are UPHELD.
Yes, this is our INDIA!

Aren’t we all the proud people of this beautifully diverse land?
For us, INDIA means UNITY.
But, our ideas vary.
What then, my fellow Indians, is your idea for this great nation?

In 2024, BJP will drown in a flood of people: Mamata Banerjee

Last two years, the Shahid Dibas rallies were virtual. Therefore, after a long time, there was a record gathering at this year’s rally. Besides Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi, Saugata Roy, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Anit Thapa, Shatrughan Sinha, Firhad Hakim and Birbaha Hansda were present.

Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:

In 2024, BJP will drown in a flood of people.

With a Trinamool government in place, you will continue to receive various subsidies, free ration and other benefits.

The ED and CBI comprise the backbone of BJP, but they can never be used to scare us.

A lot of employment opportunities are being created in Bengal—in Deocha Pachami, Tajpur Port, Bengal Silicon Valley Tech Hub and other places.

The next 50 years, Bengal would be self-sufficient in coal.

Don’t BJP leaders at muri? Even if a patient is admitted to hospital, we now have to pay GST. My question is, how much GST would need to be paid if a person dies?

The Union government is not paying Bengal the money owed over the 100 Days’ Work Scheme. As a result, poor people are not getting money over the past seven months even after working hard. The Centre has stopped payment for other schemes as well. Are you trying to starve people to death simply because you have lost an election? If the BJP government does not pay our 100 Days’ Work due, we will gherao you in Delhi.

I salute the hills people.

Do not try to scare me by using ED and CBI. I do not fear them at all. Only cowards are afraid.

If ED and CBI come, welcome them by giving them muri to eat. Mix a little oil to make it tasty. And tell them, you do not need to worry about paying the GST on this.

Let there be an ideal political party in India, and let theta party be Trinamool Congress.

In 2024, break out from the prison BJP has put you in, and bring about a people’s government.

Joy Bangla dicche dak, joy Bharat benche thak.

BJP hatao, CPI(M) hatao.

I have never seen such a peaceful election in the hills: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for peace and prosperity in Darjeeling and proposed a slew of projects in the hills.

She was speaking in Darjeeling at the swearing-in ceremony of the elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), whose elections were held after a gap of 10 years.

Mamata Banerjee said she will not come to usurp power in Darjeeling and wanted friendship with the people of the hills.

“I want friendship. I don’t want any quarrel. I have only one interest. The hills must move forward. Trust me, I will not come here to usurp power. I will come with love.”

“I have never seen such a peaceful election in the hills. I don’t want a repeat of what happened in the past. Now you have to promise me one thing. Whoever may be the leader, no one will allow any trouble in the hills. If there is peace, the economy will prosper,” said the chief minister.

The chief minister proposed three new satellite towns in the hills, in the fringes of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong, which will include an industrial hub, shops, home stays, shopping malls and restaurants among others. For Mirik, she proposed an earthquake resistant eco-tourism hub.

She proposed a slew of projects including skill training centres for job generation in the hills, schemes to boost homestays and eco-tourism centres around tea gardens, piped drinking water for all by 2024, special business summit for hills, bottling plants around hill streams, government loan for lady drivers, etc.



The next general election will be one where voters will reject the BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today participated in the India Today Conclave East in Kolkata.

Excerpts from her talk:

Why should the name ‘Agnipath’ be used? Since it is about the Indian Army, why not choose a name related to the Army?

Many posts have been done away with in the Railways and other Central government organisations.

I have seen many governments but never such a vindictive one.

The next general election will be one of protest; it will be the one where voters will reject the BJP.

My only interest is in the good of the country, in the progress of the country, in seeing a smile on each and every citizen’s face.



BJP is a party of worthless, incompetent people: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee today spoke at a party workers’ meeting in Asansol.

Highlights of her speech:

  • They have removed 80,000 jobs from the Railways. Where will you get jobs?
  • The BJP is just giving the people lollipops before the 2024 elections. It is a party of worthless, incompetent people.
  • The BJP is saying that over four years, the Union government will recruit just 20,000 people and later another 40,000 people. So won’t even 1,000 people from my state get jobs?
  • If anyone speaks up against the BJP, the CBI and ED are thrust on them.
  • Why are BJP leaders not arrested even after making dirty comments?
  • Why was Mohammed Zubair arrested? What did he do?
  • You have not only won in Asansol. You have completely shut up the BJP.


Our presidential candidate would be decided on the basis of consensus: Mamata Banerjee

Today, 17 anti-BJP parties met at the Constitution Club in New Delhi today on the call of the Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee.

Excerpts from her media interaction:

  • We have friends from Congress, CPI(M), CPI and various other parties here today.
  • The two parties which are missing today must be having some special reason; they might have had some other important work.
  • At the meeting earlier, we have jointly come up with the name of Sharad Pawar as our candidate for the presidential election. It was a joint decision.
  • We came together after a long time. We will again come together soon.


We believe equally in all religions: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference at Nabanna today.


  • We respect all religions equally.
  • I am strongly condemning the irresponsible, provocative and communal comments of some of the BJP leaders.
  • The country’s secular character is in strong need of preservation for a peaceful and secure future.
  • I request all my brothers and sisters of all religions, castes and creeds to maintain peace and togetherness.
  • Divisive comments disturb the peace of the country and poison the thoughts of the people.
  • In Bengal, we have religious unity. We celebrate all festivals with equal fervour.
  • Here, if someone speaks ill about a member of a minority community, the majority community stands beside them.


I’ll even give my blood to stop the division of Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today addressed meetings of party workers in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri.

Highlights of her speeches.

  • They had spoken about Gorkhaland but we will never let that happen. Their intent during elections is to create a rift between the people of the hills and of the Terai and Dooars.
  • Some leaders have no better work than to threaten me. They are talking about killing me if I don’t make North Bengal a separate state. I dare them to point guns at me. I know very well how to blunt their actions.
  • The BJP had promised to open the closed-down tea gardens, but have they done it?
  • The BJP government has increased the price of domestic gas by as much as Rs 500. They give hope before elections but after elections are over, increase the prices of fuels.
  • Let me make it clear. I am ready to give my blood but will not let Bengal be divided.
  • You may be angry over some individual leaders, but don’t misunderstand the party. Without Trinamool, there will no longer be any schemes.
  • If we make a mistake, please correct us. Tell me if you have any complaints.