Just hours before Phase-II of the West Bengal Assembly polls on Saturday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee exhorted the electorate to vote fearlessly to oust the ruling Reds from power.
Addressing a TMC rally in Canning on Friday, Mamata reiterated that the CPM had banked on lies and deception to be in power for the past 34 years.
“Now, a wave of change is sweeping across West Bengal and it is certain that the CPM will go. Don’t be nervous. Cast your vote to ensure removal of the anti-people government,” Mamata told a large crowd in Canning, which was a CPM stronghold till 2008.
The Trinamool Congress eader also accused the CPM of filing false cases against her and party workers.
“We will withdraw all such false cases once we are voted to power. The CPM is still using a section of police and government officials to falsely implicate TMC workers as they know their rule in West Bengal will soon come to an end. I can assure you that not a single case filed falsely against any of you will be entertained after the new government comes to power,” she assured TMC workers.
The Trinamool chief was campaigning for the third round of polls which will take place on April 27.
Alleging that the CPM was spreading canards against her party over use of black money to run the poll campaign, Mamata said: “We have already taken legal action against the Marxists for playing up the false issue of black money.”
Meanwhile, some of Mamata’s supporters on Saturday had confined the CPM MP from Bolpur, Ramchandra Dom, at a village under the Sainthia Assembly constituency alleging that Dom and some other CPM activists had gone there to distribute money among the voters. Elections to the Sainthia seat will take place on Saturday.
Dom, however, refuted the charges saying he had gone to Choricha village to meet some party comrades when a group of people, supposedly Trinamool activists, had gheraoed him and used abusive language.
“These Trinamool activists had gheraoed me and made false allegations. Police came to my rescue and did not find any money. I have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission and urged them to take action against these Trinamool activists responsible for spreading canards about me just before elections,” Dom said. Economic Times