09 - 08 - 2020

Rahul kicks off Lok Sabha election campaign in Bengal, slams Mamata and Left

Kolkata, March 24,2019:Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims.

"Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes anybody`s suggestion. She does whatever she feels like," Gandhi said while addressing a rally in this town in Malda district, about 385 km north of Kolkata.

"Does Bengal not have any voice? Is it not important for Bengal to have its own voice? Should one person be allowed to run an entire state?" he asked.

Gandhi also accused Banerjee of having done nothing for the state`s people.

"Nothing has been done for the farmers, youths here. Unemployment is everywhere. Only Mamata ji`s speeches go on all day long. Tell me what has she (Banerjee) done for you? Has she revoked the taxes for the farmers? Has she given employment to the youths or helped out the small businessmen?" he questioned while the massive crowd responded with a resounding "No".

Alleging that the Congress activists face relentless attacks from `goons` of Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress every day, Gandhi said the situation will soon change.

Comparing the Banerjee government with the erstwhile Left Front regime in the state, Gandhi said both have failed to take Bengal on the path of development and claimed that the state can`t progress until the Congress forms the government here.

"You have seen the rule of CPI-M for years. They could not bring development. Then you chose Mamata Banerjee. But the situation in Bengal is the same. The atrocities that used to happen during the CPI-M rule are still happening under Mamata ji," he alleged.