No Alliance Will Survive In Bengal: Mamata


Baruipur: Mocking the Congress-Left Front alliance in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said no alliance “will survive in Bengal” and both CPI(M) and Congress will turn into “sign boards” after the Assembly elections.

“Let them (Cong-LF combine) win 20 seats. No alliance will survive here in Bengal. Both CPI(M) and Congress will turn into sign boards,” Banerjee said in response to CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra’s comments that after the fourth phase of polling in the state, the alliance was on its way of winning 200 seats.

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“Have faith on us. Since we came to power in 2011, we have tried our best to serve people and fulfil their requirement. People are now living peacefully. A decision has already been taken to create Sundarban a new district,” she said while addressing an election rally here.

Alerting people against possible rigging by the opposition, the West Bengal Chief Minister said “I have information that a plan has been chalked out by the opposition CPI(M) to rig polls at Raidighi. Booths have also been identified for the purpose. Remain alert and prevent any such attempt.”

Campaigning for Trinamool candidate Debashree Roy, who is contesting against former minister and CPI(M) leader Kanti Ganguly from Raidighi, Banerjee said TMC is confident of winning the seat despite removal of SP, DM and a host of other officers from the district by the EC.

She also assured people to “Re-elect our candidate Debashree Roy and we shall take care of you. I will visit again after the win.”  Commenting on the fourth phase of polls held yesterday, she alleged that people in many places were not allowed by the opposition and central force to cast their votes and said “Many issues will come up from this election.”

“Many development works have taken place in South 24-Parganas district. No riots broke out anywhere in the state or people were not cheated during our tenure,” she said.

After the results are declared, nobody has to request for protection, she said adding “We will protect everybody and all. People will get everything from the Ma, Mati and Manush government.”

Banerjee is scheduled to address election rallies in Baruipur and Bhangor constituencies in the same district where polling will be held on April 30 in the fifth phase.