West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in Delhi, seeks urgent release of pending dues

After meeting Modi for about 40 minutes, Mamata also met new President Droupadi Murmu

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Friday, August 05, 2022, 08:38 PM IST
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in Delhi | Twitter/@PMOIndia

New Delhi/ Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital and raised several issues including the release of backlog GST dues and timely release of funds by the Centre under various schemes.

In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Mamata wrote that the backlog amount is around 1,00,968.44 crore rupees till July 31, 2022, under schemes like MGNREGA, PM Awas Yojana, PM Gramin Sadak Yojana, cyclone damages, midday meals and other schemes.

After meeting Modi for about 40 minutes, Mamata also met new President Droupadi Murmu.

Mamata is on a four-day visit to the national capital and is likely to attend a Niti Aayog governing council meeting on August 7 to be chaired by the Prime Minister.

Mamata’s visit to Delhi comes a day before the Vice Presidential election on August 6 and while suspended TMC leader Partha Chatterjee has been given 14 days of judicial custody. The opposition BJP in West Bengal, meanwhile, is not leaving a chance to slam TMC. However, whether this was discussed during the meeting is not known.

Senior CPI (M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said that Mamata visited New Delhi to meet Modi to ‘save the tainted TMC’.

TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh slamming the opposition said that they are simply ‘maligning’ the party supremo.

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