Kolkata, Jan 17: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that it was she who had saved the state from getting auctioned. Addressing a rally at Belda in West Midnapore district, Banerjee said the government was functioning in the state just because of her. She said opposition parties like CPI(M) and Congress should thank the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for taking charge of the state but they were instead attacking the government after appearing before the media with faces painted with powder.
The Chief Minister said that during the 35-year rule, the CPI(M) neither developed the state nor generated employment for the jobless but the party cadres. She mentioned about the huge debt burden that her government inherited from the previous Left Front government.
Speaking on her government's achievements, Banerjee said it created six lakh jobs since coming to power in May 2011. She asked the other unemployed youths to wait for opportunity till she received more funds. She said unlike the CPI(M), her government would provide employment to 30 lakh people who are not members of the TMC.
The TMC supremo also refuted allegations that the state administration has failed to protect women's dignity. She said things were not truly reflected and the negative projection was making women more afraid and they were apprehensive of venturing out. Banerjee said this mentioning allegations that the incidents of rape have shot up in Bengal.