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Budget Is “Anti-Farmer”, Aims To Deceive People, Says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri on Monday.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has slammed the union price range as “anti-people” geared toward deceiving the lots and mentioned the BJP talks about nationalism, however in follow, they’re those who’re promoting sources of the nation to the non-public gamers.

Reiterating the demand for withdrawal of recent agri legal guidelines, Ms Banerjee questioned why the Centre is hesitant to put in writing off farm loans if it may well waive NPAs working into crores of rupees.

“They (BJP) lecture others on nationalism, however in follow, they’re those who promote the nation. They’re promoting the whole lot from PSUs, Insurance coverage, Railways to Ports. It is a price range to deceive the lots. It is anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-country price range,” Ms Banerjee mentioned whereas addressing the inaugural ceremony of Uttar Banga Utsav in Siliguri.

Talking about agri infrastructure cess, she mentioned: “They’re now implementing a brand new cess. Revenues earned by cess are taken by the centre and never shared with the states.”

She mentioned that common improve in petrol and diesel costs and imposition of cess on these merchandise have severely affected the poor folks owing to the associated worth hike of important commodities.

Taking a dig on the BJP for sending a chartered aircraft to fly TMC leaders to Delhi for induction into the BJP, Ms Banerjee mockingly mentioned they don’t have cash to pay for the journey of migrant staff however have cash to fly corrupt leaders in chartered plane.

“Throughout COVID interval we paid for transportation of migrant staff. However, they (BJP) have cash for utilizing chartered planes to fly corrupt leaders to New Delhi. This solely reveals their true color,” she mentioned.

The chief minister mentioned {that a} Rs 3,200 crore venture for north-south street connectivity between Siliguri and Kolkata within the state is already in progress, and added that when her authorities is already implementing it, what extra is there for the central authorities to do.

The Union Finance minister introduced Rs 25,000 crore for street building in West Bengal within the price range, together with upgradation of the present Kolkata-Siliguri freeway.

Ms Banerjee asserted that the funds allotted for street improvement in poll-bound West Bengal ought to as a substitute be given to the farmers.

“There isn’t any want, I’ll do it on our personal within the state. Do not do such politics throughout elections,” she mentioned.

Ms Banerjee mentioned that work on one other street hyperlink can be on by way of Bardhaman and Rampurhat to attach north Bengal with the southern districts of the state.

She accused the centre of depriving West Bengal, saying that whereas Assam has been given alternative for regional air connectivity, it has denied the identical for present airports in Coochbehar, Malda and Balurghat within the state.

“When you (central authorities) do not begin air providers to those airports, I’ll do it,” she mentioned.

The chief minister mentioned that the price range proposal for disinvestment within the insurance coverage sector will depart the final folks unsure about their future. “They’d promised Rs 15 lakh in your account, however in actuality they may take away Rs 15 lakh from you and dump the PSU insurance coverage corporations,” she mentioned referring to PM Modi’s promise on bringing again black cash swindled overseas.

She mentioned that privatisation of central PSUs will result in lack of job safety of staff, whereas asserting that in her authorities, each job is secure. Ms Banerjee mentioned that her Finance minister Amit Mitra has advised her that the union price range is “disguised, camouflaged to deceive the folks”.

She claimed solely a selected few near BJP are being given management of all the companies whereas others are struggling. Ms Banerjee claimed that the BJP management has reneged on its pre-Lok Sabha election promise of reopening seven tea gardens in north Bengal, whereas the centre has once more introduced a Rs 1,000 crore package deal for tea gardens within the price range.

Sustaining that the TMC authorities’s “Swasthya Sathi” medical insurance programme is successful, she mentioned, it’s offering healthcare price Rs 5 lakh to every household yearly for 10 crore folks of the state.

Exuding confidence of successful the meeting elections for a consecutive third time period, Banerjee advised the gathering, “don’t fret, Didi will keep and you’re going to get the whole lot”.

She claimed that Bengal has grow to be the guiding star of India and the entire world is saying it’s the way forward for the nation. “Because of this I’ve demanded Kolkata to be made the capital of the nation aside from three extra within the nation,” she mentioned.

“We’ve finished all improvement work… lots of industries are coming to north Bengal,” she mentioned, including that to assist college students and youth of the state safe their future is her purpose for the following 5 years. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve misplaced fingers down within the Lok Sabha elections in north Bengal. I urge you to return again this time and bless us,” she mentioned.

The BJP gained seven out of eight seats in north Bengal in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, whereas one went to the Congress. “I’m astonished as to how such a vindictive authorities, which desires to dump the nation can discuss of patriotism. They’re promoting off the nation and are speaking of 1 nation, one chief,” she mentioned.

She mentioned that the centre has referred to as for “one nation, one ration card”, however the West Bengal authorities couldn’t totally implement it owing to COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve finished round 40 per cent of the work, however there was some delay owing to COVID,” she mentioned.

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