West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)

Facing Opposition heat on the Saradha scam and Naradha sting, Trianamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit back at the Congress by raking up 2G and coal scams which surfaced during the UPA regime and accused the Modi government of undermining the federal structure.

PTI| Updated: Apr 27, 2016, 21:37 PM IST
West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)
Mamata Banerjee greets people as she walks in a road show.

Srerampore/Santoshpur: Facing Opposition heat on the Saradha scam and Naradha sting, Trianamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit back at the Congress by raking up 2G and coal scams which surfaced during the UPA regime and accused the Modi government of undermining the federal structure.

"They are talking about corruption and Saradha scam. But what about the extent of corruption during their time (UPA government) Of Coal gate scam and 2G scam? They should not talk much," Banerjee said at election meetings in Hooghly and South 24-Paraganas districts.

"Such smear campaigns, false propaganda and narrow politics I have never encountered in an election," the Trinamool Congress supremo bemoaned and asserted that "Saradha and Narada are the conspiracies hatched by the Congress, CPI-M and BJP."

"TMC is a thief and you all are sages? Congress, CPI-M and BJP have huge chunks of money which has no source", she charged.

Accusing Modi government of interfering with the federal structure of the Constitution, Banerjee said, "BJP government at the Centre is unleashing torture and atrocity against us. They are doing whatever they like".

"By sending central forces they are scaring the voters," she said.

The TMC supremo said, "Let the 2016 (assembly) election be over. In 2019, we will show Modi what is what. We will go to Delhi taking others".

Noting that the Congress, CPI-M and BJP have forged alliance, she said, "Otherwise, why Delhi is sending central forces to scare the voters?"

"From morning to night, Congress, CPI-M and BJP are lodging same complaints against me. I have accepted their challenge. Fight me if they can," she thundered.

The TMC chief urged the voters to give a befitting reply to the Opposition's smear campaign through ballots.

"For the entire five years, you won't find them when you need them (Congress). They will come only during elections They are (migratory) birds who come only during elections," she said.

The Congress-Left alliance is making inflated claims due to pampering from some quarters, Banerjee alleged and said "some are saying they will get 200 seats. But when the election results get announced you will see they have received not more than 20 seats."

The TMC will form the next government with two-thirds majority," she claimed.