TMC won’t bow to arrogance of power, says Mamata
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There was no let-up in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's attack on the Congress, with the Trinamool Congress chief saying that her party does not bow to those who display "arrogance of power".
"We bow our heads to maa, mati, manush, not to those who display arrogance of power," Mamata said at a government programme in north Kolkata today.
At the meeting, Mamata warned political parties not to threaten Trinamool, which can assert its rights forcefully. "There will be no gain from threatening us. When someone does so, we become more alert and protect our rights forcefully," she said. "We have financial constraints, but we will never compromise on the pride of the state."
The remarks on "arrogance of power" were made hours after Mamata raised questions on her Facebook page about the "misuse of power of chair to finish aam aadmi".
The post on her Facebook page reads, "I want to ask - what is the definition of aam aadmi? What is the definition of democracy? Is it not becoming clear that use of the name of aam aadmi, and misuse of power of chair, is to finish aam aadmi? Is it the game plan."
A day after her party ministers quit the UPA government in protest against the FDI in retail decision and hike in diesel price, Mamata said, "I can always hiss if I can't bite."
She was referring to a folklore on Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, the spiritual guru of Swami Vivekenanda. Ramakrishna is believed to have advised a cobra, whom he had told not to bite people, that it could frighten away people by hissing.
With PTI inputs
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