Kolkata: Speaking to her cadre after TMC ministers tendered their resignation from the Union Cabinet, a defiant West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that nothing could stop or scare her.
She added that she would continue to fight for West Bengal and its development.
Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the TMC chief asked, “How can you support a government which has set your kitchen on fire?”
Earlier today the Trinamool ministers resigned from the Union Cabinet after meeting the Prime Minister at 7, RCR. Later on they met President Pranab Mukherjee.
Earlier speaking to the press, senior TMC leader Mukul Roy said that they would launch a nationwide protest against FDI in retail and hike in diesel prices. He also said that there was no room for negotiations.
The Congress meanwhile reaffirmed its resolve to go ahead with the big ticket reforms.
Mamata’s immediate agenda will be the Panchayat polls in West Bengal which is due soon. A victory in the local elections will be kind of a moral victory for her in the sate vis-à-vis the Congress.
The relationship between Mamata Banerjee and the Congress has always been tumultuous during UPA-2 regime, with the TMC chief objecting to any reforms push by the Manmohan Singh government. Earlier in November 2011, she had objected to FDI in multi-brand retail which had forced the PM to consign the matter to back burner.