WB Panchayat Polls: Bengal CM Appeals For Peace


Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to all political parties to maintain their cool during the upcoming Panchayat election and conduct it peacefully.

“We are against any political violence and murder. Fourteen of my party workers have been killed in the pre-poll violence. I appeal to all political parties to maintain peace on the day of election,” she said.

“CPI-M’s harmads (patronised antisocials) are now BJP’s ostads (leaders),” Banerjee said, stating that the people are observing the ‘unholy alliance’ between Congress, CPI-M and BJP and will not vote for them due to their lack of ideology.

The Chief Minister said “My administration has informed me. The criminals have even conducted recce at my residence. The police have informed me and requested me to shift to some other place, which I refused,” she said.

However, the Trinamool supremo has refused to disclose the name of the political party. She said she has made a political will, fixing the roles of the leaders who will run the administration and those who will run the party. “The show must go on. Neither am I afraid of anybody, nor am I afraid of death,” she said.