Sabang: Taking a dig at her political opponents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday mocked at the CPM-Congress alliance, calling it "unholy" and urged people to defeat the combine as it has no "ideology".
"The CPM and Congress alliance is unholy one. Defeat this unholy alliance as it has no ideology," Banerjee said at her poll campaign here in West Midnapore district.
Launching her tirade against the Congress, Banerjee said, "The party has deviated so much from its principle and ideology that it doesn't even hesitate to forge an unholy alliance with the CPI(M) which had carried on attacks on Congressmen in Sabang and other places in the state several
times and even killed many Congress workers in the area as well as in other parts of Bengal."
"I have come to Sabang and its adjacent Pingla several times since the time of undivided Congress and I know how the then ruling party CPM ill-treated the Congress workers. Now the Congress has entered into alliance with the CPM. The Congress should be ashamed of its act," Banerjee said.
Directing her ire towards Congress, she added, "The Congress today is so much devoid of its principle and ideology that it has no qualms to join hands with an all-time enemy. I had left Congress much earlier anticipating its erosion in values and ideology," Banerjee said.
"During the rule of the erstwhile LF Government, people were in panic in the entire state. The entire opposition was humiliated by the then ruling party who are known for their act in Singur, Nandigram and Netai etc. People should reject those who join hands with the CPM," she said.
Claiming her government has put Jangalmahal on the development path, Banerjee said "The erstwhile Left Front government did not pay any attention to the development work in the state, but we have undertaken major development work and have restored peace in the disturbed areas like Jangalmahal and in Darjeeling hills."
Banerjee called upon people to cast their votes for Trinamool Congress candidates from Sabang and Pingla - Nirmal Ghosh and Soumen Mahapatra respectively - who were pitted against the Congress candidate Manas Bhuniya at Sabang and the LF ally DSP candidate Probodh Chandra Sinha at Pingla.
First Published On : Apr 1, 2016 19:48 IST