Kolkata, Dec 31 (PTI) Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday said it is committed to work for the farmers and the poor, and will support any political party making efforts in the same direction. Also Read - Lanka Premier League 2020 Live Streaming Details: Full Squads, Schedule, TV Telecast, Timings, Venues And All You Need to Know

Banerjee, also the chief minister of West Bengal, said the TMC would fight in every corner of the country for the development of the masses, if the people give them an opportunity. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar: After 16 Years of Tsunami, a Puducherry Couple Has Returned to Same Relief Camp They Stayed in 2004

“On the eve of the party’s foundation day, I can assure you that as long as I am alive, as long as TMC is alive, we will work for the farmers, the poor and the workers. Also Read - WATCH: Diego Maradona Scores Iconic 'Hand of God' Goal Against England at 1986 World Cup

We will fight to protect our sisters and mothers,” she said in Hindi in an audio-visual message.

“The TMC is a poor party. We are not a rich party like the BJP. But, our party symbol symbolises human approach,” she said.

Banerjee urged all opposition parties to fight together for the welfare of people and “any political party which would work for their development, we would support them”.

“In the unorganised sector, the condition of workers is bad after demonetisation. The agricultural sector is in distress, and the democracy is under threat. They (the BJP) don’t accept the Constitution. At times, they lynch innocent people and at times they lynch policemen,” she alleged.

The TMC was founded by Banerjee on January 1, 1998.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.