Ready to explain to EC on black money allegation: Mamata
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday described as "canard" CPI-M`s allegation that her party was using black money for election campaign.
Suri (WB): Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee on Monday described as "canard" CPI-M`s
allegation that her party was using black money for election
campaign and said she was prepared to give an explanation to
the Election Commission but not to the Left Front.
"We will give explanation to the Election Commission,
if required, and not to you (CPI-M)," she said while
addressing a series of election meetings in Birbhum district.
She also denied CPI-M`s charge that huge amounts of
money were being used by Trinamool for advertisement and
alleged that the Left Front government had published
advertisements using government money to serve their interest.
Banerjee also defended her use of helicopter for poll
campaign and claimed that the helicopter she was using had
been given by the Congress.
"It is of great help as I am able to cover so many
places addressing meetings within a short time. But besides
helicopter, I am also using car to address election meetings
at night," she said adding that CPI-M had also used
helicopters during the 2006 Assembly polls and the 2009 Lok
She appealed to voters not to support the BJP or
independents who, she said, were out to "divide votes at the
instance of the CPI-M."
BJP has fielded candidates in all 12 constituencies in
Birbhum district among which Mayureswar and Rampurhat.