West Bengal: Centre not releasing funds, will travel to Delhi if need be, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata is on a three-day visit to both East and West Burdwan

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Monday, June 27, 2022, 10:50 PM IST
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Burdwan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting, in Burdwan. | (PTI Photo)

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she would visit New Delhi if the BJP-led Central government doesn’t give the backlog money due to the state at the earliest.

“I have sent a delegation to the national capital informing them that for the last six months Bengal didn’t receive any money for 100 days work, Banglar Bari and other schemes. If things don’t move in the proper direction then I myself will visit the national capital to solve the problem,” said Mamata.

Slamming the BJP over the Agnipath scheme, Mamata said that age if needed should be extended to 60-65.

“With four years of work, what will a person do for the rest of his life? Ahead of the 2024 election, BJP will promise several things just to win the election. After four years of job the person starve? I demand extension of their service age limit. It should be at least till 60 years if not 65,” added the Chief Minister, also mentioning that those who speak against the Central government are being harassed by the central agencies.

Mamata who is on a three-day visit to both East and West Burdwan on Monday inaugurated Maati Utsav at Burdwan.

After inaugurating the festival, the Chief Minister gave subsidies to 89 lakh farmers of the state.

“Today I have transferred 2,385 crore rupees to the bank accounts of the farmers. The Trinamool Congress government is always by the side of the farmers as due to them we can eat. Along with crop insurance, the TMC government has introduced several amenities for the farmers,” said Mamata.

Taking further potshots at the BJP-led central government, Mamata said that the Central government is ‘anti-farmers’.

“During the farm laws protest, I was the first one to send a delegation to stand by the protesting farmers and also assured them of all help against anti-farmer’s policy of the BJP. Bengal tops the list in producing rice but the central government doesn’t procure rice from Bengal but from states which produce less than Bengal. We use the rice for midday meals,” stated Mamata.

The Chief Minister also said that she would make a helipad in Burdwan so that communication to other parts of the state will become easier.

“An industrial hub is being set up in Burdwan. Burdwan will be more developed in times to come as this place is one of the heritages of the state,” added the Chief Minister.

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