Siliguri: Trinamool Youth Congress President and MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday addressed a public meeting at Falakata in Alipurduar district, ahead of the mega rally at Brigade Parade Grounds on January 19.
He said, “This Brigade rally is significant and different from the previous one held in 2014. Several national leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav, Stalin, Shatrughan Sinha, Farooq Abdullah and others will attend the rally to strengthen Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s political fight to show the exit door to the BJP and establish a secular government at the Centre.”
He added that Trinamool is the only party which has not bowed down before the intimidation tactics of the BJP. Mamata Banerjee has not surrendered before the BJP, Abhishek maintained.
“In 2016, Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Madarihat. He made a slew of promises for the workers of tea gardens. But those remain unfulfilled. It is Mamata Banerjee who declared Alipurduar a separate district. She constructed new roads, instituted schemes from birth to death. She has fulfilled all the promises she made to the people,” the youth leader said.
Abhishek also referred to the drubbing BJP received in the recently-concluded Vidhan Sabha elections in five States. He said, while the BJP claims to be the flag-bearer of Hinduism, they lost the elections in three States with 92 per cent Hindu population. He added that the work done by the Bangla Government for Hindus was unmatched. The State Government works for all communities, without discrimination.
Abhishek said, “They indulge in the politics of religion, we practice the politics of action. We give jobs, they organise riots. We provide food, they cater to caste. We provide clothes, they distribute arms. We create employment, they politicise deaths. This is the difference between Trinamool and BJP.
Through several catchy slogans like ‘Dak diyechen Mamata, Brigade Chalo janata” he called upon everyone to attend the mega rally on January 19 at Brigade grounds.