Don't resort to 'smear campaign', fight TMC politically: Mamata Banerjee calls out to opposition

Siliguri: Accusing the opposition of resorting to "smear campaign", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dared opponents to fight Trinamool Congress politically and said they would get a "big zero" in the coming Assembly election.

Dont resort to smear campaign, fight TMC politically: Mamata Banerjee calls out to opposition

Mamata Banerjee. AFP

"Trinamool Congress is a people's party. During our four-and-a-half-year rule we have done many development works for the people and served them. Whenever election comes they resort to smear campaign. They have no issue. Fight us politically," the TMC chief said at an election meeting here.

"Why CPI-M, Congress and BJP did not give rice to the people at Rs 2 a kg. Who stopped them? They did nothing except hatching conspiracy. We don't do dirty politics like them. We are giving Rs 2 per kg rice to 8 crore people in the state," she said.

"The Congress, CPI-M and BJP have formed a rainbow alliance," she said, adding "Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills has an alliance with the BJP. Now CPI-M is supporting them. Let them unite and see how many seats they get".

Turning to the Congress-CPI(M) electoral pact, Banerjee said, "The musk has now come out. CPI-M is saying Congress zindabad and Congress is saying CPI-M zindabad".


Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2016 17:32:57 IST

Also See