Shahid Dibas 2020: Will take revenge against Centre’s insults, says Mamata Banerjee

Shahid Dibas 2020: Will take revenge against Centre’s insults, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the first time addressed the July 21 Shahid Dibas (martyrs’ rally) virtually in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. During her address, the All India Trinamool Congress Chief slammed the central government leadership for humiliating the party on a daily basis.

“We will take revenge from central for the humiliation from Delhi. We will take revenge by winning the assembly elections next year. Outsiders will not be allowed to run Bengal, we know how to rise to the cause. Do not think TMC is weak,” Banerjee added.

Slamming some people from the opposition who have been criticizing the Bengal government on a daily basis, she said, “These people have no quality. They only speak of disaster, violence, and use their tongues to spread hate.”

“They only tell lies...and create new fights between communities,” Banerjee added.

“They are attacking artists, educationist. We have not forgotten the NRC or NPR fight. COVID is here does not mean we have forgotten CAA or NRC,” she said during the virtual rally.

She also spoke about the Delhi riots and slammed the Centre for curtailing justice and silencing people. “How you killed people in Delhi and threw bodies in the drain. We will never forget,” she said.

Banerjee also spoke in detail several issues that have been plaguing the state including the coronavirus crisis and the aftermath of the Cyclone Amphan.

She indicated that leaders from opposition parties have only criticized the state government but have not done anything to help people.

Mamata Banerjee then listed many measures that the state government has facilitated for people in the state.

She also slammed the central government and the BJP for only playing a blame game in the state and made it clear that she will keep fighting against this injustice.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Mamata Banerjee said the TMC has been holding the annual rally since 1993 in memory of 13 workers who were killed. However, this year the event was held virtually due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in West Bengal.

“We have been organizing the annual rally since 1993 in memory of the martyrs. However, due to restrictions because of the pandemic situation, this year we are organizing our annual July 21st Shahid Dibas rally in a different way,” Banerjee said on Twitter.