Recalling that she had first visited Amlasole village when she was in the Opposition in 2004, the Chief Minister said that this was the same place where people died due to starvation in 2004 during Left rule. Banerjee is the second Chief Minister in 10 years to visit Amlasole village.

"I had come here then. Today I want to say that no one during our rule will starve," she told a rally here in West Midnapore district.

Banerjee noted that the Trinamool Congress government was providing rice at Rs 2 per kg to all BPL families and stressed that steps had been taken to create better infrastructure in the area.

"Apart from the rationing system, we have ensured better infrastructure for better connectivity. We have achieved a rare feat in ensuring near about 95 days work in the 100 days work scheme," Banerjee further said.

Admitting that the area was remote, she said that it did not mean that it would be neglected.

"I will tell my officials and leaders to visit this place at regular intervals to ensure that development work takes place at a rapid pace. For ushering development, what you need most is a heart to work for the people," Banerjee added.

Without naming the Maoists, Banerjee said that along with developmental work it also needed to be seen that none tried to incite violence or bloodshed in the area.

Banerjee also urged villagers not to marry off their daughter before the age of 18 as her government had taken steps to ensure that girl children get education free till class XII.

(Agencies)

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