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West Bengal:

Addressing 3000 councillors of various government bodies, Mamta Banerjee asked them to stop converting the ic property to private ones.

“There is a tendency among councillors to transfer public property to their relatives…, and this has to stop,” she said.

She also warned them against “collecting” money from the poor. “?2,000 is given [under a scheme], and even from that you [Trinamool leaders] take ?200? Those who left [for the BJP] used to indulge in such things; if anyone is indulging in such a practice, please refrain. These schemes are designed to give money back to the public,” she added.

She also asked them to keep their wards garbage free.

“Our slogan in the coming months should be, ‘bring back the ballot papers’. I would ask you [the councillors] to scrutinise the rolls, a process done earlier by political parties. Now, government officials do it. They dropped Trinamool voters from the rolls, and I received many complaints. The workers will have to scrutinise the list from now on,” she said.

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