WITH CHIEF Minister Mamata Banerjee calling the Congress and CPM electoral understanding an ‘unholy alliance’ at all her election rallies, state CPM secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra on Sunday claimed the CM was “petrified” to see that people are coming together against her.
Addressing a rally at Chandrakona in West Midnapore district, Mishra said: “Mamata is afraid of the united voice of the people, who are coming together against her government. She is now threatening people, saying that when the central forces leave the state, it would be up to her party… because she can see that the end of her reign is near.”
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In a dig at the Narada News portal sting video, in which Trinamool Congress leaders were seen accepting bribes from mediapersons posed as businessmen, Mishra said: ‘Thanda thanda cool cool, nirbachon commission chole jabey aar jail e jabey Trinamool (Everything is cool, after the Election Commission leaves, Trinamool will be behind the bars)”.
On Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi, Mishra said, “There are some people in the Trinamool who still have principles, like Trivedi… who said the accused party leaders should stay back at home till they are given a clean chit.”
Recently, Narada News editor-in-chief Mathew Samuel had told a news channel that Trivedi had refused to “entertain” the agent representing the fictitious firm that approached Trinamool leaders for the sting. Asked about the alleged corruption charges against members of his party, Trivedi had said his “value system” would not allow him to do “something immoral”.
Mishra went on to claim that Mamata was “losing people’s support”.
“Not many people are interested in attending her rallies… Of late, Mamata’s public meetings look more like party meetings… While on the other hand, Left rallies are witnessing huge turnouts,” he claimed.
The CPM leader reiterated that the government was incapable to bring investment to the state. Referring to the Tata group shifting its Nano car factory from Bengal, he said: “We were on way to set up one of the biggest steel plants of the country at Salboni in West Midnapore. That too didn’t happen because of the Trinamool. Mamata has been taking credit for projects that we had initiated. She had driven out Tatas from Bengal…”
“She had sent Prime Minister Narendra Modi the biggest gift — Tata’s Nano factory,” he added claiming that the shifting of the factory from Bengal to Gujarat was part of the tacit understanding between Trinamool and BJP.