Speaking at a workers' meet in Pailan in South 24 Parganas, Banerjee asked her party members not to fall prey to those who want riots in the state. She asked them to take help of the local police whenever they see any untoward incident.
Banerjee also took on the Centre in her speech, saying riots broke out in states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi after the BJP-led government came to power in New Delhi. She also accused the Narendra Modi government of misusing power and employing the CPI(M) to destabilise the state. Speaking on the October 1 blast in Burdwan, the Trinamool Congress supremo said the Centre was trying to project the incident as a terror plt to malign her party's government. She said blaming one community for the fault of an individual is not right.
Banerjee also took a dig at Prime Minister Modi over the latter's social media habits. She said political leaders today only use Facebook and Twitter in which they say where they played drums or flute. Modi made the headlines after playing drums during his visit to Japan a few months ago.
Banerjee said she has love for Bangladesh but she never supports infiltration. She blasted the BJP over its Lok Sabha poll campaign earlier this year when it spoke about pushing back the Bangladeshis into their own country. She said there are Indian citizens among them and she vowed to protect them.