Mamata Banerjee to continue to fight even if she loses for time being
- Combating terrorism must be major priority for G20: PM Narendra Modi
- Obama on Paris attack: Twisted ideology behind killing of innocents
- G20 summit: India pledges to hike renewable energy output to 175GW by 2022
- Two attackers killed in Paris were Frenchmen living in Brussels
- Petrol price hiked by 36 paise/litre, diesel by 87 paise/litre
Taking a dig at political parties which criticised her party's failed bid to move no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha as ill-conceived, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would stick to her ideology even if she "loses for the time-being".
"You may lose a battle over ideology, but you will win the war if you have tenacity and morals," Banerjee said at a function here, without naming anyone.
"I may lose, but I will stick to my ideology, one must not lose patience. Always be constructive and positive, if one avenue closes, there are several others which can be explored," the West Bengal chief minister said at the 80th anniversary of Jogomaya Devi College, of which she is an alumnus.
"As long as I live, I will work for the people," Banerjee, who did student politics here during her college days, asserted.
"I may face criticism for whatever I do. So I will work for the good of the people, whatever may be the reaction," she said.
"Raja chale bazaar toh kutta bhokhay hazaar (when a king goes to the market, thousands of dogs bark after him)," the Trinamool Congress chief said, in an apparent dig at those who have criticised her for tabling the Motion.
In a Facebook post after the no-confidence motion was rejected at the Lok Sabha due to lack of numbers yesterday, Banerjee said, "We thought that other members who are so vociferous against FDI in retail and other sectors, and various other anti-people decisions of the UPA government, would join the No-Trust Move against the government.
"Unfortunately, they did not come forward for the cause of the people, citing various excuses," Banerjee regretted, without naming any political outfit.
- Modi in Britain: Beyond a reiteration of good intentions, little was achieved
- The government’s version of the uniform civil code must be debated publicly
- Paris attacks: The loss of innocence
- How the AMU professor became a rallying point for LGBT movement
- Across the aisle: The ethos of India wins the election
- Salvation of India rests with Modi, provided he reforms himself