Nadia: All India Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee today addressed a public meeting at Nabadwip in Nadia district.
Highlights of his speech:
We have assembled here, and that too, in this heat, being inspired by the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.
Wherever I have gone, I have asked the people to vote for the Trinamool Congress to help it form the government at the Centre for primarily three reasons – to bring down the cost of cooking gas and fuels, the latter being responsible for the rising costs of essential goods and services; to put an end to the politics of communalism that is playing out across the country; and to ensure that Bangla gets to keep its self-respect.
Today, I ask you to vote for us for another reason too: To see to it that the murderers of your beloved brother, Satyajit is locked up in jail.
We have to give a proper answer to those who have kept us in chains for the last five years.
This fight is between Agnikanya Didi and the secular Modi. For the people of Bangla, we’ll do everything possible; we’ll never surrender to the scare tactics of Narendra Modi’s government.
Vote for Rupali Biswas, but remember that it is actually for strengthening Mamata Banerjee and helping her oust Narendra Modi from the Centre. Achhe Din, Rs 15 lakh per person, two crore jobs – have any you reaped the benefits of these, as promised by Narendra Modi? None of you have, I know for sure.
But on the other hand, all of you have got the benefits of the developmental schemes of the Trinamool Congress Government. The BJP calls itself the saviour of Hindus. But what has it done for them?
The BJP talks about ‘imam bhata’ (stipend for imams) and ‘moazeem bhata’ (stipend for moazzems) being given out of the money you pay as tax. But that’s a falsehood being spread by them.
That money is taken out of fund of the Waqf Board, as ordered by the Supreme Court of India, and the money you pay as tax, all of it is spent on the various developmental schemes that the Trinamool Government has undertaken.
Mamata Banerjee had decided to give Rs 10,000 as a grant to Durga Puja committees across the State. And what did we see? The BJP, CPI(M) and Congress ganged up the next day and filed a case against us.
Therefore, if we want to do anything for Hindus, you try to stop that, and if we want to do anything for Muslims, you call it appeasement.