Beharampur: Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee addressed workers’ meetings at Lalbagh in Murshidabad district on Thursday. This is her second stop on her 2016 Assembly election campaign.
Yesterday, she began her campaign by addressing a workers’ rally in Malda. The Chairperson attacked the Congress-Left ‘alliance’ in her 45-minute speech, and also said that Congress, CPI(M) and BJP have formed an unholy nexus.
She asked voters to vote Trinamool Congress to power, as Trinamool Congress has gifted the people five years of transparent governance and development. She also said, “Bengal will show the way to the rest of the country,” which is already well on its way to being fulfilled.
We can now term Congress as Cong-Dhonu, the Left as Bam-Dhonu and BJP as Ram-Dhonu.
The alliance of Congress, CPIM and BJP do not have the capability to fight alone. We have the people’s alliance by our side. I want to ask the grassroots workers of Congress and CPM and common people of Murshidabad if they support this unholy nexus. CPI(M) has given up its ideology. It believes in Congress-ism now.
Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians in our State stand united. Muslims are majority in Malda, Murshidabad and Uttar Dinajpur. In spite of that there is harmony. Bole dicche Amer mukul , vote ta ebar Trinamool. Uttar Banga ebar Trinamool ke dhele dube.
We have deep respect for Lt Barkat Gani Khan Chowdhury. After him, I did the development for Murshidbad and Malda as a Railway Minister. I have come here to support the local people in these two districts for many incidences. I made seat adjustments with Congress in 2011 so that they do not ally with CPI(M), but, they backstabbed our candidates. Although, we campaigned for the Congress candidates in Malda, Murshidabad and North Dinajpur, the Congress put independent candidates against Trinamool candidates.
This is the day for Poribartan. We believe in development. We believe in change, not revenge. You have seen what CPm and Congress did for this district since the last 66 years after independence.
In spite of our debt of Rs 2 lakh Crore, out of 100 people in this district, 83 have received some sort of support. Two new power units at Sagardighi Power project has been taken up at the cost of Rs 6000 crore. The 500 MW unit of Sagardighi Power plant started function from December 2015. 21 Kisan baazars are being set up in the district, 18 already in place. Kisan credit cards have been given to 100% people of the district.
We are giving 40 lakh cycles for Sabuj Sathi. 25 lakh cycles have been given. 8 crore peoplein 56 lakh people in Murshidabad are getting rice at Rs 2 per kg. CPI(M) would not have given even widow allowance, 60,000 Lok Shilpis now get aid. There are 33 lakh Kanyashree now in the State. Have we ever asked that to which party the beneficiaries belong to?
We never have to be told for making development. We go to the spot. There has been five fair price medicine shops in Murshidabad, free beds, free medicines. Three multi super speciality hospitals are there in Jangipur, Sagardighi and Domkal. Mother and Child Hub has been set up in Murshidabad Medical college hospital. Sobar jonno sasthya – etai amader kaj.
ITIs are being set up in the district in almost every block. Students will not have to go out. There will be campus interviews here in the district. Many schools have been upgraded to higher secondary.
We have introduced reservation for minorities. 69000 minority students are pursuing higher education because of this. One crore minority people have received scholarships. Bengal leads among States in India in minority welfare. We have procured 24 lakh metric tonnes of paddy at fair price. We will procure additional 16 lakh metric tones.
We have ensured job security of casual & contractual workers. Teachers are getting their salaries on first day of the month. I want the youth of Murshidabad to prosper. We are doing everything to improve education infrastructure. We launched Lok Prasar Prakalpa to help our talented folk artists & promote our culture. 50000 artists have been registered.