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Jealous forces trying to create communal problems : Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Bankura (WB) 

The government is aware of this and is keeping a watch over the situation. "Those who will try to fan communal feelings will be dealt with a strict hand ... Riots are the greatest enemy of the society," she said.

"Some people have lost their mental balance after loosing power after 35 years ...," Banerjee, who ended the three decade-long CPI-M-led rule in the state, said adding the people do not want any riots but 'some' political parties trigger them by spreading lies to serve their own ends.

"A section of the media is spreading canards about the TMC government.

Please do not pay heed to it ... We must work together," she said addressing a public meeting at Onda in backward Bankura district in the last leg of her two-day tour to former Maoist-affected areas.

Peace had returned in Jangalmahal tribal area after 20 years. "People were earlier scared to leave their homes fearing violence, but now can do so freely."

Banerjee, who had earlier accused the Centre of not providing any financial assistance to the cash-strapped state, said the financial health of the state was like that of a poor man trying to marry off his daughter. "One rupee earned by the government is being spent to service the Rs 2.5 lakh crore debt left by the erstwhile LF govt.

"But we have not begged for money and we are implementing all the projects in the state on our own financial strength against great odds," she said and urged the party leaders to be with the people.

First Published: Tue, December 04 2012. 17:05 IST