IMPHAL, Jan 25 � West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today promised to scrap the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958, besides initiating a peace process to end the State�s plight if Trinamool Congress comes to power in the Manipur Assembly polls.
Mamata, whose party is a partner in the UPA-II, air- dashed here for a few hours to woo the voters in favour of 47 Trinamool candidates in the January 28 Assembly polls. She made the promises while addressing an election rally in front of a sizeable crowd at Langjing Achouba ground near here today.
The West Bengal Chief Minister assured that the draconian law will not be allowed to continue if Trinamool Congress comes to power. �I love army people but I don�t like the policy of the decision makers,� said Mamata adding �We will bring green in Manipur, green means peace with development.�
She said Manipur needs a political will to have a change adding that her party has started to bring a change in West Bengal after 34 years.
�We will also promote tourism sector, develop human resources besides issuing Kishan credit cards if we get the blessings of the people�, sha added.
The former Union Railway Minister during her brief campaign trail here met Irom Chanu Sharmila at the security ward of the JNIMS hospital here and expressed that she recognised her struggle.
Mamata was accompanied in her visit by Union Shipping Minister Mukul Roy and Lok Sabha MP KD Singh, in-charge of the Trinamool (North East).