New Delhi, Dec 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Centre of attempting to mislead farmers of West Bengal by repeatedly blaming the state authorities for depriving them of money advantages beneath the ‘PM Kisan Nidhi Samman’ scheme.
“As we speak, PM confirmed obvious concern for farmers by means of televised deal with,as a substitute of proactively working to resolve their points. Whereas he publicly claimed his intention to assist farmers of West Bengal by means of his PM Kisan Yojana… in reality is he is attempting to mislead individuals with half-truth,” Mamata stated.
“The actual fact is that Modi Authorities has accomplished nothing to assist West Bengal. They’re but to launch even a portion of the Rs 85,000 crore of excellent dues that features unpaid GST dues of Rs 8,000 crore,” she added.
Earlier within the day, talking throughout a digital occasion after releasing over Rs 18,000 crore to greater than 9 crore farmer households beneath the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ (PM-KISAN), PM Modi lashed out on the Trinamool Congress authorities whereas accusing it of ‘destroying’ the state.
“As we speak I remorse that greater than 70 lakh farmers of West Bengal haven’t been in a position to get advantages of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. Greater than 23 lakh farmers of Bengal have utilized on-line to make the most of this scheme. However the state authorities has stopped the verification course of for thus lengthy,” PM Modi stated.
Hitting again, she stated that her authorities has all the time been able to cooperate within the curiosity of the farmers.
Sustaining that she has written two letters to the Union agriculture minister and has even spoken to him two days in the past, Banerjee stated “they’re refusing to cooperate and are as a substitute indulging in malicious propaganda for political good points”.
Meeting elections are due in West Bengal in April-Could subsequent 12 months and the BJP has already launched a large marketing campaign to unseat Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress authorities within the state. Mamata Banerjee has been West Bengal’s Chief Minister since 2011 after ending 34-year-old Left rule within the state.