Hinting towards the Election Commission, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked her partymen not to be scared and work for the upcoming Assembly polls with the support of public.
“Don’t get afraid if somebody comes from outside and scare you. They will go back after three days. Do the election (work) with the support of the people,” the TMC supremo said launching her poll campaign in Jangalmahal, a former Maoist violence-affected area.
Boosting the morale of her party workers, she said, “I am not dead. I will always fight. Trinamool Congress means to hold the head high. We feel good, if the people are well.”
She accused the CPI-M of spreading rumours against her and claimed that 55,000 political killings had taken place during the 34-year rule of the Left Front.
Alleging that TMC workers were getting killed by the CPI-M, she said, “there was no place for political vendetta in Bengal.”
“Don’t be afraid of dirty campaign by the CPI-M along with the Congress and the BJP. They won’t be able to defeat us and that is why they are resorting to spreading canards against us. But they won’t be successful. People are with us,” she said.
Banerjee challenged the opposition parties to fight Trinamool Congress “politically” and said otherwise their dirty campaign would boomerang on them.
“People will give the opposition a fitting reply in the Assembly elections beginning from April 4,” she said.
She says peace has returned to Jangalmahal, which had turned into a battlefield during the tenure of the previous Left Front Government.
“I love Jangalmahal. I like development in the area and welfare of the people living here,” she said.
Banerjee also said, “It’s my government which brought the Maoists into mainstream. In future people will say let’s go to Jangalmahal – instead of London or USA. I will come to Jangalmahal a thousand times.”
Listing the development work initiated by her government, Banerjee said that she had done the work of 400 years in four years and claimed that in the last four years there was no killing or bloodshed in the entire Jangalmahal area.