West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the center “a cruel government” for its meagre advance to the state after Cyclone Amphan and said “Gujarat will never be ready to rule Bengal”.
Speaking on the concluding day of the last session of the 16th West Bengal assembly, Ms Banerjee also took on the Opposition for criticising the vote-on-account presented by her and saying it had been through with an eye fixed on the approaching state polls.
The Trinamool Congress chief, who was speaking at the talk on the ₹ 2.99 lakh crore vote-on-account, said albeit it had been so it had been finished the welfare of the people and claimed that her party would return to power within the state within the coming assembly poll.
“Even if it (the vote-on-account) is what the opposition is saying, where is that the problem? it’s for the welfare of the people. Some are saying we are there for a couple of days. we’ll be back with an enormous mandate,” she said.
To Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of her government during his visit to the state on Sunday, Ms Banerjee said she has never seen such a “cruel” government because the one headed by him at the Centre.
“Now that the poll is around the corner in West Bengal , it seems that there’s nothing else for BJP but Bengal. during this election all its leaders and ministers are coming to places within the state of which they are doing not even know. Gujarat will never be ready to rule Bengal,” she said.
Criticising the BJP-led government at the Centre, she said the prime minister during his visit to the state after the devastating cyclone Amphan had announced a mere ₹ 1,000 crore.
“That money too was given as advance. I even have never seen such a cruel government. We had to spend quite ₹ 2,542 crore over and above the last budget to satisfy things thanks to Cylone Amphan and COVID-19,” she said and presented a supplementary budget thereon .
On opposition’s allegations of mass corruption within the distribution of relief post-Amphan, she conceded that there may are some errors but they were corrected.
Ms Banerjee said she is going to inaugurate a complete 19 projects within the state on Monday and Tuesday at an investment of ₹ 72,200 crore and make employment opportunity for 3.2 lakh people.
The session concluded after passing the vote-on-account, which was presented on February 5, and therefore the supplementary budget.
Ms Banerjee took part within the photo session of the House, which was boycotted by the opposition BJP, Left and Congress members.
Meanwhile, claiming that West Bengal is that the future investment destination of the planet , Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a number of infrastructure projects, which can entail investments to the tune of “Rs 72,000 crore and supply jobs to 3 .29 lakh people”.
She said 1.5 crore jobs are going to be created within the state over subsequent five years, maintaining that an equal number of employment opportunities have already been provided to people.
“Bengal is that the destination of the entire world for investment and employment,” she said, inaugurating a programme of the West Bengal Youth and Sports Department at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.