Taldangra (WB), Mar 30: Aiming to wrest Taldangra seat in Bankura district from CPI-M in the upcoming election, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today claimed the opposition party had not done anything for the people there.
CPI-M first won the seat in 1977 and held on to it despite TMC's landslide win in 2011 Assembly polls. "CPI-M has won from this seat for the last 39 years, but did not do anything for the people of the constituency," Banerjee said at a poll rally here.
Canvassing support for the TMC candidate from the seat, she said, "We will work to bring drinking water to this water-scarce area." Public Health Engineering (PHE) department had taken up an ambitious water supply project worth Rs 1,100 crore that would benefit around 34 lakh people when completed in two phases, the Chief Minister said.
A Rs 1,200-crore water supply project has also been taken up in neighbouring Purulia district, she said. Reiterating her claim that CPI-M had unleashed a reign of terror against opposition during its 34-year-long rule in the state, Banerjee alleged even now they are continuing with such practice.
"Nine TMC workers have been killed in the state since elections were declared," she claimed.