Kharagpur, May 4: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who suspended all her political programmes on Friday because of "Fani" and stationed herself here to monitor the disaster preparedness and relief operations, hit the streets again today.
Ms Banerjee conducted two padayatras in Chandrakona and Ghatal. Ahead of her roadshow, she addressed the people in Chandrakona town under Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency and said, “I thank God, Allah, Maa Durga and Maa Kali that Bengal did not undergo many damages due to the cyclone. I am happy Maa-Mati-Manush are safe and sound.” The chief minister said, " Some houses collapsed in Gopiballabhpur, Medinipur Paschim, Belpahari and Lalgarh in this district. The Government will restore these buildings. Necessary assistance will be provided to the houses that have been partially damaged. "
'Do not worry. Do not give the BJP a single vote. I have never seen a party so immoral, bereft of ideology and lacking courtesies,' Ms Banerjee said.
'When a party campaigns, the least we expect is basic courtesy from the other side. We support decency in politics. This is our culture," she commented.
"They lack these qualities. We must protect Bengali culture,' the chief minister commented. “People are saying Modi Sarkar is a government of thieves. They are saying ‘Chowkidar chor hain’. Will you give a single vote to this chowkidar?” Ms Banerjee asked.
She alleged, " BJP looted people’s money during demonetisation. Farmers and labourers are committing suicide. Unemployment is on the rise. Prices of fuel and cooking gas have increased. "'A government of goons is running the show at the Centre," Ms Banerjee added. (UNI)