All-India Trinamool Congress (AITC) supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on January 18, lashed out at the National People’s Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government on a number of issues, including the Border MoU with Assam, unemployment, and other works undertaken during the last five years.
Addressing a gathering during a massive election rally held at Mendipathar in North Garo Hills today, she called upon the people to overthrow the current dispensation.
“If you want to change the present corrupt, and discredited government then I say that TMC is the only credible party and there is no alternative to TMC in the state. We know how to fight and we shall fight to topple the current government,” she said.
Banerjee was accompanied by party National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, Rajya Sabha MP Derek O Brian, state party president Charles Pyngrope, senior party leader Dr Mukul Sangma and others.
“What has this government done in the past five years? We challenge them to show their report card on what they did in the past five years. Why is it that after so many years, electricity hasn’t reached Meghalaya? Why is the younger generation not getting any employment opportunities?”, she asked, while listing the failures of the government.
Citing an example from West Bengal, the AITC chairperson claimed that out of 10 crore people, 9.5 crore people are getting rations in her state and that the government has brought various schemes for the youths, the girls, and the general public which has become a major achievement for her government in Bengal.
The AITC chairperson deliberated at length on what TMC will do for the state if voted to power, and what she has in store for Meghalaya and its people. She said that empowering people through various schemes initiated in West Bengal will be replicated here.
Highlighting the dedication of Meghalaya TMC towards the state, she urged the citizens “to empower the people, uphold the culture, celebrate the sacred land of Meghalaya, and remove the proxy BJP government, which is corrupt and hasn’t done anything for the people.”
Outlining her democratic philosophy, AITC Chairperson Mamata Banerjee said, “Why should a de-facto prime minister from Guwahati run all the North-Eastern regions? People must commit that this time, no matter what proposals come from MDA and BJP, they will not bow their heads to anyone. This time, they will restore the pride and glory for the future of the younger generation of Meghalaya, for women empowerment, for farmers, for the media, and for all people irrespective of their caste, community, and creed.”