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Uttar, give uttor to BJP: Mamata

Mamata pointed to the BJP, which had outwitted the Trinamul Congress in the Lok Sabha elections last year

By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

  • Published 21.01.20, 12:31 AM
  • Updated 21.01.20, 3:43 AM
Mamata Banerjee with a group of children at the inauguration of Uttarbanga Utsav on the outskirts of Siliguri on Monday.
Mamata Banerjee with a group of children at the inauguration of Uttarbanga Utsav on the outskirts of Siliguri on Monday. Picture by Passang Yolmo

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee played the development card on Monday to consolidate Trinamul’s support base in north Bengal and asked residents to give a befitting “reply to those who want to divide people”.

“This is our homeland and all of us are citizens of this country. We are against those who want to divide people. Now the time has come for uttar (north Bengal) to give uttor (reply) to them,” Mamata said at the inauguration of Uttarbanga Utsav here.

The chief minister was pointing to the BJP, which had outwitted the Trinamul Congress in the Lok Sabha elections last year.

During her speech, Mamata listed the infrastructure development in north Bengal since 2011, when she was voted to power for the first time.

“From universities to medical colleges to super-specialty hospitals, several establishments have been set up in north Bengal. This region had been neglected for many years but we have put in our best efforts to meet the demands of the people here,” the chief minister said.

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