Ranaghat, Apr 21 : Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee today warned the people not to be misled by the "lies and misinformation" being spread by the BJP.
Speaking at her second meeting for the day in Ranaghat in Nadia, she said, " Dear people of Ranaghat, do not believe in the lies that they are spreading. They do not follow anything but the politics of falsehood, and they are using children to spread lies. I don’t like to think about them because of this. "
" An incident happens in UP and they pass it off on Facebook as happening in Bengal; a Bhojpuri cinema clip is used against us; an incident in Bangladesh is passed off as happening in Bengal. All to create chaos and hatred among the people, " Ms Banerjee asserted.
" We will think instead about all the good work we have done for the people. From health cards especially for women to farmers’ insurance cards and benefits for artisans and artists. Those who have not enrolled in these schemes can do so after the election, " she stated.
" Let me introduce you to Rupali Biswas, our candidate from Ranaghat. Hers is a sad story. She lost her husband and our MLA Satyajit at the hands of miscreants in the midst of the good work he was doing for the people. Despite bringing up her toddler child, she has agreed to take up the challenge, sacrificing many things so that work for the people can continue, " Ms Banerjee said.
" This meeting is a composition of three MLA constituencies. I am very happy to see that so many mothers and sisters have been able to come to this meeting, taking time out from their daily chores and studies. Good happens whenever and wherever they are present. This is our unity, our faith and our confidence, " Ms Banerjee averred.
" Ranaghat people have been with us right from the beginning. Yesterday was Shabe Barat, Easter Saturday. But these occasions were turned to sad times because of the tragic news from Sri Lanka. It is a very bad situation. There are a lot of churches in this area and I feel sad for the devastation that has happened, " she commented.
" But what is the BJP doing? Last five years, nothing has been done for the people – all false promises, be it Rs 15 lakhs in each bank account, or jobs or fair price for farm produce. So many people from different strata of society have approached me to help them since the central government has not been able to help them when they need help most, " she added.
" Instead, they ask what has the Bengal govt done. Are they not ashamed? But let me tell them.
There are innumerable schemes that we have done for the people, from education to health to women’s opportunities and assistance for elderly people and many others. They may not recognise all this, but we have won international recognition for these programmes, " the Chief Minister iterated.
" We have encouraged all communities and dialects, all cultures and traditions. The people are happy because they have so many opportunities now, they have a future. Do you think Modi Babu can ensure so much? " she questioned.
" His policies so far have been detrimental for the country. Demonetisation and GST have created a lot of problems for the people. Lakhs of people have lost their jobs, farmers have committed suicide.
And they ask us what we have done? " she opined.
" Don’t vote for them if you want to progress and a good future. Those people are full of lies and are trying to misguide you. This Modi Babu is doing everything in his name. He is naming hats to coats to stationery all after him. He is so proud of himself but for all the wrong reasons, " Ms Banerjee remarked.
" If these people come back, then there will be no further elections. They will manipulate things in such a way that there will be no culture, no tradition left. All liberties will be curtailed. What have they done in Assam? They have removed lakhs of names from the citizens’ register in the name of NRC. They are trying to do this on Bengal. We will not allow this, " she stated.