With poll bugle,Mamata marches into third year of govt

On completion of two years in government,the Trinamool Congress has decided to decentralise the celebrations and spread them across the districts.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:May 14, 2013 3:51 am

On completion of two years in government,the Trinamool Congress has decided to decentralise the celebrations and spread them across the districts. The revelry began in Howrah today — not surprising as a by-election is due there on June 2.

Marking the occasion,party chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee put up a message for the people of Bengal on Facebook. Her post read,“Two years ago,on this day of 13th May,the huge mandate of the people of Bengal ousted the Left Front Government and ended their 34 years of misrule. We salute the people for their verdict and dedicate this day to the Maa,Maati,Manush of Bengal.”

At the inauguration of three launches at Millennium Park today,Mamata said the CPM had done nothing for the improvement of the transport sector. “It will be our agenda to see that transport and tourism sectors get a major boost. We will make ensure that transportation — on land,sea and air — sees unprecedented development,” she said at the event organised by the transport department.

The recent chit fund mess has definitely dented the party’s reputation and knowing that the Opposition would try to take advantage of the situation,the Trinamool is celebrating in the districts before the panchayat polls.

The party organised a rally from Howrah to Belur Mutt today. TMC bigwigs were present,and they made no bones about it being an election campaign as well (for the forthcoming bypoll in Howrah) as TMC candidate Prasun Bandopadhyay was also seen among the party brass.

“It was this day two years ago when the CPM was uprooted after over three decades. We are celebrating this day but at the same time,since the by-election is due on June 2,we are also urging people to vote in favour of Prasun Bandopadhyay,” said state TMC president Subrata Bakshi.

The celebrations had grim moments too. Celebrities who once supported Mamata to bring about change are “completely dissatisfied and disappointed after two years”.

Painter Sameer Aich said he had fought for change,but now he is still looking for the change. “There are over 200 things that have hurt the people of Bengal and me as well. All the promises that were made have not been lived up to. I am surprised to see that leaders associated with murders,MPs associated with illegal activities go scot free. I did not want a change like this,” he said.

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