Kolkata: Rubbishing Trinamool Congress
Chief Mamata Banerjee`s claim that CPI-M was trying to
incite communal violence ahead of the civic polls, West Bengal
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee tonight assured that
communal harmony will be maintained in the state at any cost.
"Who dares to incite violence? We will not allow any
communal violence in Kolkata," Bhattacharjee said at an
election rally in the minority-dominated Rajabazar area in
support of Left Front candidates.
Without naming Banerjee, the Chief Minister ridiculed
her for her claims saying "Those who are talking about
communal violence are the ones who had send flower bouquet to
(Gujarat Chief Minister) Narendra Modi."
Calling upon people to cast votes in favour of a party
which could assure peace and harmony, Bhattacharjee said only
the Left Front could protect rights of the people.
Bhattacharjee also assured the minorities of several
benefits to improve their social and economic status.
He also said that water tax in the metropolis would be
waived for the lower and middle class people.
Referring to slums in the metropolis, Bhattacharjee
said, "Slums would never be abolished since nearly 17 lakh
of it dwellers are part of the city. Kolkata without these
people is unthinkable."