''During my fast on the Singur land issue, the Prime
Minister did not call me. Perhaps he did not want to annoy the
CPI(M),'' Banerjee remarked during an interview aired on three
Bengali news channels.
Saying that her party was a 'responsible' constituent
of the UPA coalition, she noted, ''We have a responsibility to
maintain the alliance. But we also have a responsibility to
the people who have elected us. We have told this to the Prime
The Trinamool Congress carried out its activities
based on policies, she said adding, ''That is why we have
protested against issues like entry of FDI in retail and hike
in petrol prices which directly affected the people. But some
Congress leaders of the state were working like the CPI(M).''
She also wondered, where the government would get money
to implement the Food Security Act, if it comes into force.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did
not call her during her anti-land acquisition agitation at
Singur because he did not want to annoy the CPI(M).
First Published: Monday, January 30, 2012, 20:36