Attacking on a section of the press, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that some media houses wanted to control the state government and had turned against her as she did not fulfil their demands.
"Look, I cannot do everything for somebody. It is time I do some plain talking. Somebody says 'do this work for me, and if you are unable to do so, then I will bully you'. If the political leaders do not work, then you show your power. But what about your 'Dadagiri' when your interests are not fulfilled?" Banerjee asked.
Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, was speaking at an event organised by party mouthpiece "Jago Bangla".
"Some people think that they would control the government. Then do it. Fight elections. No problem... we are welcoming you," said an agitated Banerjee.
She accused some media houses of projecting only "negative" news and creating "news pollution" in their bid to malign her government.
"They do not highlight any good work. When my interest is not being fulfilled, then I am airing the negative news against the government. I do not believe in this kind of journalism," Banerjee said.
The Trinamool Congress supremo pointed out that her party left the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government last month to protect the "interests of the people".
Ten veteran journalists were feted at the programme.