File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Condemning incidents of encroaching on freedom of individuals, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said no political gain can be achieved by creating instability and such elements don't want development of the country.
"What a person should eat or what he should wear, what he should sing ... are all matters of his freedom, independent choice. Everyone in this country has the equal right to profess things of his choice," Ms Banerjee told reporters at the city airport in Kolkata.
Replying to queries on alleged incidents of creating disturbance and encroaching on individual freedom, Ms Banerjee said she condemned them.
The concept of 'Bharat' remained within unity in diversity and that was the country's core strength, she said.
Asserting that West Bengal always stood for unity and amity among all sections of people, Ms Banerjee said, "If anyone is trying to foment trouble (in the country) that is not the right thing."
Hinting those who rake up such issues don't want development of the country, she said, "Had there been the issue of development before them (such elements) they won't have resorted to such tactics."
Ms Banerjee left for North Bengal for various programmes to be held in the next three days.
She would be attending a meeting at Jaigaon, on Indo-Bhutan border on November 3. The CM said it will be attended by a big delegation from Bhutan including their ministers.
Besides there will be a slew of meetings at Coochbehar, Dooars, Terai, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Mal where public projects will be discussed, she said.
Stressing that she believed in regularly monitoring projects in north Bengal, Ms Banerjee said, "I do hold meetings in every three-four months in different places of North Bengal. My programmes will start from today itself after we reach Bagdogra airport near Siliguri."