Taking a dig at the opposition, the TMC chief said her government was on a roll. "We have done 10 years' work in one year," she said, adding that no government in the world could make such an achievement.
The CM said removing the CPI(M) was a challenge for her and now development for Bengal is her second challenge. She claimed that Bengal was witnessing an industrial growth of 4.1 per cent and that the state received 16 railway factories when she was the railway minister.
She said a certain section was bent to disrupt prospects of industrialisation in Bengal. She attacked the Opposition, saying the CPI(M) had harmed the state in 34 years and also accused it of removing important files from the state secretariat. She, in a sarcastic note, advised the CPI(M) to go asleep.
Besides Banerjee, other TMC leaders like Mukul Roy, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi and others said that the party was looking forward to play an important role in the national politics. The CM also advised the youth to contribute in creating a positive image of the party. She said one should use logical arguments while replying to criticism instead of resorting to violence.
Mamata threatens media
Banerjee on Saturday threatened police action against sections of the media who were allegedly trying to project false and defamatory cases for money. She said the media extract reactions from some people against somebody by paying something between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh. "They do it just for the sake of doing business," the TMC chief said.
The relation between Mamata and the media went downhill ever since she took over as the CM of Bengal. She was heavily criticised for the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, particularly the rising number of crimes against women. Her ministers have also attacked the media for allegedly campaigning against the state. Banerjee recently drew flak after accusing the judiciary of corrupt practices but said it was the media which had given colours to her comments.