West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday for deceptive farmers with ‘half-truth and distorted facts’ instead of proactively addressing their issues. She also blamed the Centre of non-cooperation and ‘indulging in propaganda for petty political gains’.
“Our farmer brothers & sisters have been on roads protesting against new farm laws. Instead of addressing them, PM today chose to mislead the people with half-truth & distorted facts. BJP-led Centre isn’t cooperating & only indulging in propaganda for petty political gains,” she tweeted, together with a letter in which she rubbished the Centre’s allegation of the non-cooperation by the Bengal government in executing the PM Kisan Yojana.
Banerjee said that the three contentious farm laws would dilute the MSP and state procurement systems, leaving farmers at the mercy of private buyers. She slammed the PM for ‘showing his obvious concern’ via a televised event reasonably than proactively working to get to the bottom of their issues.
Mamata said that she had written two letters on the issue of PM Kisan Yojana and spoken to the minister concerned but it was once them who were not cooperating.
Our farmer brothers & sisters have been on roads protesting against new farm laws. Instead of addressing them, PM today chose to mislead the people with half-truth & distorted facts. BJP-led Centre isn’t cooperating & only indulging in propaganda for petty political gains. pic.twitter.com/gtngklCruy
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 25, 2020
Banerjee reminded the Centre of its Rs 85,000 crore outstanding dues to the state, which included Rs 8,000 crore of unpaid GST dues, saying that they should release part of these funds whether they truly cared approximately West Bengal.
The chief minister said that her government was once prepared to do anything for the advantage of the people, even though it meant supporting the politically driven schemes of the Centre which have been formulated out of political agenda and were not in the interest of helping people.
Banerjee said that her ideologies were consistent with the vision of the founding fathers of the country, that she had served the people of West Bengal with the correct mean and that the people would give a befitting reply to those trying to malign them or their state.[ad_2]