Trinamool Does Not Advocate Divisive Politics Like BJP: Mamata

Published: 27th April 2014 09:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2014 09:05 PM   |  A+A-


Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today continued her tirade against BJP, saying her party did not endorse politics of division like the saffron party.

"We do not believe in divisive politics like the BJP. The BJP always tries to drive a wedge between the Hindus and the Muslims," Banerjee said at an election rally here.

"We do not say that the Hindus do not like the Muslims and vice versa. This is a conspiracy which is being hatched," she said.

Without taking anyone's name, the West Bengal chief minister said, "A leader of big stature who aspires to run the country from Delhi is distanced from his wife. His wife is scared to talk to him." 

"If that person cannot run his own family properly, then how is he capable to run the nation?" she quipped.

Terming CBI as the "Congress Bureau of Investigation", she said, "It has failed to probe cases ranging from Nobel theft to Tapasi Malik rape and murder in Singur to the Gynaeswari Express cospiracy." 

"I used to hold CBI in great respect. But not any more," Banerjee said.

She said that the Congress, BJP, CPI-M were on the same branch of the tree.

On development of Howrah, she said that the Left Front in the last 34 years had not done anything in this regard and claimed that her government had earmarked Rs 100 crore for the development of the area.

"But work cannot be started now because of the polls," she noted.

She reminded the rally that the chit fund business started in West Bengal in the 80s during CPI-M rule and flourished under Left patronage.

"What about Ganashakti carrying ads of Saradha?" Banerjee wondered.

Bengal spent Rs 5,000 crore for 100 days work, while Gujarat spent only Rs 500 crore, she pointed out alleging that the BJP spent thousands of crores for poll ad campaigns.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp