Kolkata: In an apparent reference to the
CPI(M)`s accusation that her government lacked a clear policy
in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
on Sunday asked the party not to indulge in negative criticism and
warned it against resorting to bandhs.
"Those who are jealous take to negative criticism. I ask
them to be positive. We are being accused of not having any
vision. Those who themselves have no vision can say so,"
Banerjee said at a programme, without naming CPI(M).
Since the day her government took office, she said, "those
who were out of power have been spreading canards and lies
against our government.
"We are determined to rebuild West Bengal. Organising
bandhs and blockades would not help. You did not do anything
for 34 years [when in power]. Our government has achieved many
things in eight months," she said in a dig at the CPI(M).
Her comment came days after former Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee said in a rally that her government
lacked a clear policy on subjects starting from industry to
agriculture and was "thoroughly undemocratic" in nature.
Banerjee, who was addressing a programme held to observe
the birth anniversary of the late Jnanpith awardee poet Subhas
Mukhopadhyay, recalled how the bard had supported the causes
she fought for.