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Gautam fires fresh salvo at Mamata, calls her a liar

kolkata Updated: Apr 19, 2011 16:51 IST
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Days after charging Trinamool Congress leaders with using black money to fund their poll campaign, housing minister Goutam Deb fired fresh salvos at Mamata Banerjee at Murshidabad on Monday, calling her quarrelsome and a liar.

Deb addressed twin rallies at Domkal and Jalangi on the day in support of the Left Front nominees. “She (Mamata Banerjee) is a quarrelsome person and almost every word she utters is a lie. She is not interested in the development of the state and is instead bent on creating obstacles on the path to progress.”

“Every year, thousands of our supporters die in political clashes in Bengal. I had requested her to sit for a meeting with Buddhada and Pranab Mukherjee to end the cycle of violence. But she said she wouldn’t sit with the chief minister as his hands are smeared in blood. I want to ask her, are your hands clean?” said Deb.

“She may move around in a pair of chappals but she travels by a helicopter. Trinamool poll advertisements are being aired in the media. She has R15 lakh cash in a bank. We are willing to make our expenditure public, but will she do the same?”

“As opposed to Congress, Trinamool has no political culture. Some senior Congress leaders in Delhi have sold out their party in the state. Local leaders as Manas Bhuniya, Adhir Chowdhury, Deepa Das Munshi tried to resist but failed. I am still on good terms with the Ghani Khan family. Adhir and Deepa have sought my help and I obliged. This is what political culture is all about,” said Deb.