We don't do riots before elections: Mamata Banerjee tells voters across religions

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We don't do riots before elections: Mamata Banerjee tells voters across religions

Mamata Banerjee has hit out at BJP while speaking at the Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a mega rally in the heart of Kolkata on Sunday and attacked the BJP at the Martyrs' Day ceremony. She appealed to the voters saying they should have faith in Trinamool as the party does not indulge in rioting ahead of elections and also the government is bringing investors from across the world.

Speaking at the rally, Mamata Banerjee also promised to launch a statewide protest on July 26 to ask BJP to return the black money it has allegedly "siphoned off".

"Just like in Karnataka, BJP is indulging in horse trading everywhere," said Mamata Banerjee.

She added, "They will try to make you betrayers because their party believes in this. I want everyone to pledge today, we will not take money, we will reject horse trading and we will finish it."

Speaking on the job crisis in Bengal, the Trinamool Congress chief said, "People across the world are calling us, wanting to invest in Bengal. We want all of you to come together."

She went on to appeal to both Hindus and Muslims for the impending assembly elections in which BJP is a looming threat.

"Hindu brothers and sisters, have faith in us. Muslim fellows, trust us. We don't do riots around election time and then forget everyone. Christians or Buddhists, no one needs to be worried," said Mamata.