Thursday, November 15, 2012
TMC Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader Blames Media for Waging War against Trinamul
MALDA, 14 NOV: “A section of large capitalist groups managed media has declared untold war against the Trinamul Congress being irked at the pro-people policy of the Trinamul Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee who has vehemently opposed the foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail trade,” said the deputy leader of Trinamul in Rajya Sabha Dr Sukhendu Sekhar Roy.
“The media should remember they are not supposed to compete with the political parties. But of late a section of media in own interest has adopted policies in humiliating the Trinamul Congress and Miss Banerjee. We don’t want to battle with media. But some of them have target us and common people understand everything,” Roy added.
He claimed that departure of ABG group would not tarnish the industry-friendly image of state during Mamata Banerjee’s regime. “In a recent survey it has been found that West Bengal during one and a half years long tenure of Trinamul Congress has come to the fourth position in the list of the most developed states of India. It indicates that the state would go to the top after the five years term of the Trinamul,” he said.
“Hue and cry is being made about an incident in Loba village in Birbhum recently. Chief minister has already taken action in this regard and a probe has been ordered. But it’s for sure that a pro people party like Trinamul cannot order firing against the farmers,” the deputy leader of Trinamul in Rajya Sabha said.
“Induction of English Bazaar Congress MLA Krishnendu Choudhury into Trinamul would definitely strengthen the party’s base in Malda. Krishnendu is a dynamic leader who has the record of fighting against the tyrannical Left Front government relentlessly. Actually, it shows that the Congress has failed to convince its legislative members about their policies against people,” Roy said. Interestingly Mr Roy happened to be an ardent follower of the President of India Pranab Mukherjee when he was a Congress leader.
Roy admitted that there were factionalism in the Trinamul Congress. “But the party leadership had been dealing any act of indiscipline very seriously and any breach in party discipline would be dealt with seriously,” he said.