Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday at a programme in Netaji Indoor Stadium.
Mamata Banerjee spoke about several religions in Indians who are all a part of a big family at ‘Progotir Pothe’ ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She said, “In India we – Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists – live as a joint family. When one member of this joint family is not well, the other members are equally in pain.”
Mamata Banerjee said, “Education will help in the growth of the students in Bengal and they will become secular citizens, not fundamentalists.” She informed that when she went to Delhi last week, she told the PM that students are being deprived due to technical problems with the scholarship portal. She stated that, “Bengal is number one in distributing scholarships to minority students.”
Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the centre and criticized their portal for scholarship. “It is funny how all their advertisements work fine but their portal for scholarship does not.” She further criticized the central government. She said, “Some elements are busy in attacking one religion or the other everyday in India.”
Mamata Banerjee spoke about several developments in West Bengal. She said, “In Bengal, we believe in secularism, communal harmony, unity and brotherhood. We have distributed scholarships and loans to over one crore students from minority communities in last 5 years. Aliah University will become an institute of international repute in the days to come. We have built 1,31,000 houses for minorities, 400 hostels for minority students.”
Mamata Banerjee added, “We have given loans to 5 lakh unemployed youths and provided training to 60000 youths for free. We are proud of our Christian community who have set up an excellent education system.” She added, “Christian schools are actively contributing to character building in a major way in our state. We have recognised Santhali, Urdu, Hindi, Gurmukhi, Nepali as second language.
Mamata Banerjee requested his party members to come forward for the upliftment and development of Bengal. She said, “We must identify the talent of young boys and girls and offer all help for them to flourish. I request all Trinamool MPs and MLAs to stand by the people in need and work for their welfare. Work is our religion and and through that only we can achieve success in life.
Mamata Banerjee said, “Some people want to incite violence in the country. They want to divide us and make us fight against each other. I request all the people in Bengal to be aware of them and not to fall in their traps. We belong to the land of peace and knowledge, the land of Rabindranath and Nazrul who stood for unity and peace. We believe in equality of all religions. All religious books are our holy book. I love to work. You can always share your suggestions and feedback with me. I request all teachers to work hard to develop our students. They are our future. We want to build a united India.”