West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has virtually launched her 2016 state assembly poll campaign by throwing a challenge to the CPM, BJP and the Congress to come and test the ground of ‘Maa Mati Manush’ in the state, on Tuesday the 21st July 2015.
“The communists have been taken care of in Bengal. It is time for them to wear lipsticks and sit quiet. Our target is Delhi now. Tinamool Congress will take the fight to Delhi against the Central government,” said Banerjee. “It is time for the CPM leaders to wear lipsticks and sit quiet now,” she said and added: “They have enjoyed all the rosgollas for 35 years and had left only the gollas (zeros) for the people. People in Bengal will never pardon them,” she said.
Attacking the BJP government at the Centre, “They are trying to spread the seeds of communalism but they will not be able to divide Bengal on communal lines,” she warned. The 2016 polls will create a new record in electoral history as Trinamool Congress will sweep the polls, she added.
"They who themselves indulge in corruption and communalism should not try to give us advice on corruption. TMC will never bow its heads before BJP," she said.
"Our fight is on for every inch. Earlier, our fight was against CPI (M). Now we are fighting against the policies of the Centre. We are fighting against the Centre's decision to slash funds for Central schemes. Our fight will continue and we will spread this movement from Bengal to Delhi," she said.
"TMC has the strength to fight. We are not scared of their red eyes and we are not afraid of your agencies. We are ready to die, but we will not bow our heads before the ruling party of Delhi," Banerjee said while addressing a huge rally on the occasion of 'Martyr's Day' observed by her party to commemorate the death of 13 Youth Congress workers in the police firing in 1993.
She ridiculed the BJP government, stating that the Centre was launching the Swachh Bharat scheme and the awards were being bagged by the West Bengal government. Mamata Banerjee was referring to the UNESCO awards to Nadia (first), Burdwan (second) and Hooghly (third) districts for stopping open defecation practices and introducing the use of toilets.
She said that the Kanyashree scheme of the state government for girls is a model for the world. "Lakhs of girls in Bengal have benefitted from the schemes for which Rs 1000 crore is being spent," Banerjee added.