Will create a million jobs: Mamata
Friday, 22 July 2011, 05:09 Hrs
Kolkata: Addressing her first political rally after coming to power two months ago, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government has fulfilled most of its election promises in this period and promised to create "a million" jobs in the next two years. "Our 'Maa Mati and Manush' (Mother, land and people) government has fulfilled most of its promises it had made during the assembly election campaign. We had said that our new government will reclaim the Singur land, we have done it," said Banerjee. "Right now a case is on. I've already prepared the details of who will get which piece of land," Banerjee said, referring to the ongoing legal battle between the Tata Motors and her government on the Singur land. "We had said we will solve the problem of the hills within two months. We have done it. I had promised that I would reach out to the people of Junglemahal. I have kept my promise," Banerjee said at the Trinamool Congress' 'Shahid Divas' (Martyrs' Day), which is observed every year to mark the death of 13 Congress activists in police firing on this day in 1993 during a Writers' Buildings (state secretariat) blockade agitation. The Brigade Parade Ground meeting was also declared as the party's victory rally for having ended the Left Front's 34-year rule. "I have plans to create ten lakh jobs in the state in the next two years so that the job-seeking youth don't have to go out of the state," said Banerjee while addressing the mammoth gathering. "During the 34-year rule of the Left Front, They indulged in politics of 'us' and 'them'. But we won't ever do that. We will take everybody along with us to create a new Bengal," said Banerjee. During the LF rule, an oft repeated allegation of the Trinamool-led opposition was that the government always indulged in dividing the people and delivering the goods based on political affiliation. Then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had used the words "us" and "them" to denote those supporting the government line and those opposed to it in East Midnapore district's Nandigram, where the opposition launched an agitation against an SEZ. It was widely criticised. Mamata Banerjee also laid dowon disciplinary rules and regulations for party workers across the state. "You have to be disciplined. You have to show that Trinamool is a disciplined party. Always stand by the side of the common man. Never treat a common man in distress badly even if he is from CPI-M party," said Banerjee. She urged the Trinamool workers not to indulge in financial irregularities, saying that people were keeping a watch on them. "You should set examples. The CPI-M will try to instigate you, but remain quiet and calm. I can tolerate everything. I just can't stand indiscipline," said Banerjee. Banerjee also appealed her party workers to join hands in cleaning up the state run - hospitals, which are currently in bad shape. "If you see your nearby hospital is dirty, join hands with other party supporters to clean it up." The Trinamool Congress-led alliance rode to power in the April-May election, ousting the longest serving Communist-led government in multiparty democracy. The Left Front, with the Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) as pivot, had come to power in 1977.