I'll quit if govt does not deliver: Mamata

I'll quit if govt does not deliver: Mamata

Reeling under scathing criticism from all quarters for allegedly trying to gag the media and weed out subversive voices within the Trinamool Congress, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will quit office if her government fails to deliver.

Coming down heavily on her detractors, Banerjee said she will not allow “conspiracies and false allegations against her government.” “I don’t care for anybody but the common man. There is no point in scaring me. I am not a person to get scared. I will not stick to my chair. If I can’t work I shall quit,” Banerjee said at a programme.

Continuing her tirade against the former CPM government, Mamata accused her predecessors of leaving the state’s coffers empty. “In the next five years I will do so much work that it will make the CPM jealous. We have done ten years’ work in ten months,” she said.

Speaking on the upcoming panchayat elections, Banerjee said: “I shall not leave the poor people. The upper ceiling of land will not be lifted and the farmers will not be deprived of their land.”

Mamata also promised to see the bill on minority quota under the OBC category through the Union Cabinet.

The TMC government was recently subjected to much derision after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for allegedly spreading a cartoon showing Banerjee and Railway minister Mukul Roy conniving to evict former Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi from office.

Another professor of the Indian Institute of Science and Research was arrested for protesting the eviction of slum dwellers at Nonadanga in the city.

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