Mamata tells 'looters' to keep their mouth shut

Feb 20 2012, 09:48 IST
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SummaryMamata hits out saying no audit was done in last 35 years and govt is left in extreme debt burden.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said those who were criticising her government have “looted everything” — from the “future of unemployed youths to the Nobel medallion of Rabindranath Tagore” during the 35-years of Left rule in the state and asked them “to keep mum”.

“From the future of the unemployed youths to land of the farmers, from public money to Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel prize, from civilisation to government money, they have looted everything in 35-years” Mamata said, but stopped short of taking CPM’s name. She made these remarks while flagging off ten pairs of trains at Howrah Railway Station on Sunday evening.

“People will not be merciful to those who have killed hundreds in Jnaneswari Express case. They are responsible for the plight of the people here. Now they are trying to come to the fore by resorting to falsehood,” she said.

Countering the charges of non-performance traded against her government by Left leaders, Banerjee said: “They had left the government in extreme debt burden. No audit was done. There was no accounting system. They did not do in 35 years what we have done in nine months. One should know how to perform.”

She also exhorted Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to complete the railway projects she had announced earlier, within the stipulated time frame.

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