Mamata Banerjee after updating her Facebook page addressed the media today during which she roundly criticised the Congress-headed government for its claims that it had attempted to reach out to her and for its economic decisions.
The West Bengal Chief Minister said that the Congress government was attempting to misinform people by claiming that they had attempted to get in touch with her.
She also got Mukul Roy to affirm that he had never received a message from the government, and then she took over.
Accusing the Congress leaders of attempting to create an environment of disinformation, the TMC leader said, "If they were so interested in talking about FDI why did they wait so long? Why didn't they also tell the media? Misinformation!"
"You may control the media but you do not control us," Banerjee said.
She said that the people knew her credentials and would back her in her decision to withdraw support from the government.
"The people know our credentials. Our life is a life of struggle," she said.
She also said the decision by the government to put a cap on subsidised LPG cylinders and said that people would not be able eat due to this decision.
The TMC chief also accused the Congress of creating a co-ordination committee that was ineffective in addressing the concerns of alliance partners.
"Co-ordination has become ordination, I don't know. They have taken all the decisions despite the fact that the Congress is not the majority government. They have taken the decisions unilaterally," she said.
She also said there was no question of accepting the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail.
"We will NOT accept FDI. They will have to pass the bill in Parliament. They cannot implement a law by force,"the Chief Minister said.
The economic decisions taken by the UPA would hit the common man the most, something she would not tolerate, Banerjee said.
"I cannot compromise the issue related to common people," she said.
"I have no existence if I cheat the people....Decision has been taken. Our Ministers will be going there and giving the resignations. Nothing more," she said.
First Published On : Sep 19, 2012 15:37 IST