West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for not releasing funds

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:43 PM IST
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West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for not releasing funds | (PTI Photo)

Durgapur: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her administrative meeting at Durgapur slammed the BJP-led Central government for not giving money to the state for 'Banglar Bari' scheme.

“If other states can change the name of the scheme to their local language then it is not a problem but if the Bengal government calls it Banglar Bari then the central government doesn’t give money due to the state,” slammed the Chief Minister.

Mamata also urged that roads should be built in the rural areas in order to get votes.

“All the rural projects should be implemented at the earliest and should be expedited. Even though the Central government doesn’t give money then we will have to arrange for the money to expedite the works,” added Mamata.

The Chief Minister also mentioned that if needed she will herself visit the national capital to ask for the backlog money from the Central government.

It can be noted that earlier this month a 10-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs met Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh to discuss issues related to the alleged "non-release of funds" under the MGNREGA scheme to West Bengal for the last few months.

However, during the last visit to the state BJP national president JP Nadda had slammed the state government for ‘not giving the expenditure details’ under the programme for the last three years.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also inaugurated several programmes during her administrative meeting at Durgapur on Wednesday.

TMC Asansol MP Shatrughan Sinha who was also present at the meeting said that under the ‘able’ leadership of Mamata Banerjee Bengal is gaining new heights.

“I have also heard of several problems and I assure everyone of full support and help to develop the state more,” added the actor-turned-politician.

On Tuesday, at the party meeting, the Chief Minister also added that she would develop Asansol, Durgapur, Raniganj more and also that more industrial hubs are being set up in these areas which would in turn generate several employment opportunities.

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