Mamata Banerjee and her party is asking for votes to protect them from investigation in the Saradha scam, alleged CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, Brinda Karat at a public meeting in Budge Budge, in the Diamond Harbour constituency of South 24 Parganas on 6th May.
She reminded the people of the 2002 episode, when Mamata Banerjee had voted against a motion brought up in the Parliament denouncing the role of the Modi government in the Gujarat riots. Mamata had voted in favour of the Vajpayee government thus protecting Modi.
Karat criticized the anti people policies of both the Congress and the BJP. Mamata cannot escape from sharing responsibility of the anti people policies of both the UPA and NDA as she shared power in both their Ministries.
Brinda Karat said that the greatest danger to the nation is the growing strength of the communal forces. Referring to the Muzaffarnagar riots, she said that the RSS is trying to sow seeds of communal hatred and create divisions among the people.
Addressing the mill workers of the Birlapool industrial belt, Brinda Karat said that in the coming days the success of their ongoing class struggles in the factories and mills will depend on the strength of the Left at the centre. She said that the Left stands for alternative policies at the centre. She appealed to the people to strengthen the fight for alternative policies at the centre and to save the country from the loot of its resources.
Brinda Karat drawing parallel from the class struggles between the factory owners and workers, said that such struggles are now seen in politics in the nation’s capital. There the struggle is against the big corporates trying to take over politics. The BJP, Congress and TMC represent the same corporates trying to take over the country.
May 6, 2014