Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday inaugurated a Jagadhatri Puja at Posta in Burrabazar. The puja is organised by Posta Bazar Merchant Chamber of Commerce.
Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shashi Panja, Minister of State for Women Development and Child Welfare, Smita Bakshi, local MLA, and the Commissioner of Kolkata Police were also present at the function.
Mamata started with ” politics does not mean reaching out to people only during elections. We stand beside them throughout the year, in times of happiness as well as grief. I want to ask them, what have they done for Burrabazar area. What have they done for Posta, and the Hindi-speaking people?”
Mamata also said that BJP and CPI(M) go to the people only during elections. We are with the people all the time, for 365 days a year, even during festivals. They play divisive politics during elections. They seek votes from the Hindi-speaking people. Why will they vote for you? So many of our labourers live in other States. People of other States also live here in Bengal.
I want to ask the BJP why are people from UP and Bihar being forced to leave Gujarat? They are also expelling Bengalis from Assam. They resort to religious politics only during elections, Mamata continued.
Mamata uttered that They are talking of Rath Yatra. These raths have all five-star luxuries. All show-off. Earlier they used to seek votes in the name of Ram. They have produced fake leaders in the country. The trading community has been affected by demonetisation and GST. People are being intimidated with threats of income tax/CBI raids. No one is happy today. Business is suffering. Traders are not happy. During demonetisation I had visited Burrabazar several times.