Mamata Banerjee kickstarts campaign: Give me all 42 seats for change in Delhi

Written by | January 31, 2014 | 0

 Kolkata Jan 31:  Kickstarting her campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched a direct attack on both the Congress and the BJP — describing them as “government of corruption” and “government of rioteers” respectively — and called for a poriborton (change) in Delhi.

“We will bring change in Delhi,” she said at a rally held at Brigade Parade Ground here, in remembrance of 13 party workers who were killed during a demonstration in 1993. While indicating that her party will go it alone in the Lok Sabha elections, Mamata renewed her call for a federal front of non-Congress and non-BJP parties.

Claiming that neither the BJP was an alternative to the Congress, nor the Congress an alternative to the BJP, Mamata said people do not want a “government of rajtantra” — possibly hinting at the dynastic rule of the Congress — and a “government of rioteers”.

“People want a government of peace and amity, people want good governance and rule of law. We will give a united India to the people,” she said, urging millions of party workers and supporters at the Brigade Parade Ground to give all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal to the Trinamool.

Throughout her speech, Mamata maintained that the Trinamool Congress was set to play a crucial role in Delhi. She argued that her party’s experience in the last three years in Bengal has enhanced the confidence that the people had reposed in it when they voted Trinamool to power.

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