New Delhi, Sep 7: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed critics for accusing her of Muslim appeasement, by saying she believed in taking care of all the communities.
“We have Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and several other communities in West Bengal. I do not work for any particular community. When I am in the chair (of CM), I have to take care of all,” Banerjee said in her address at a programme.
Not only this, referring to several incidents in BJP-ruled states, West Bengal CM also urged the media to play an “impartial” role.
She said the media was silent on the swine flu deaths in Gujarat, she said, “Not only in Gujarat, but even in other BJP-ruled states, the media remains mum. But whenever there is a small matter in West Bengal, it starts creating a hue and cry.”
Speaking on recent child deaths in Uttar Pradesh’s state run government, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “A political party is trying to divide the people. If a government cannot supply oxygen and save the lives of children and still talks big, I totally disagree with this.”
Asserting that the infant death rate had fallen down in West Bengal, she said, “I want it to be zero.