Rejecting Union House Minister
Amit Shah’s accusation that West Bengal had fared abysmally on growth indices beneath the current dispensation, the ruling Trinamool Congress mentioned on Tuesday that makes an attempt are being made to create a false narrative in regards to the state.
Ruling out the fees levelled by the Union minister, senior TMC chief Saugata Roy talked about the state’s spectacular efficiency in GDP, industrial output, per capita revenue, development of rural roads amongst others.
At a press convention in Bolpur on Sunday, Shah had accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) authorities within the state of failing to ship, claiming that West Bengal lags behind most states within the nation on varied parameters, besides on corruption and extortion.
Countering the cost levelled by Shah that TMC employees had misused funds meant for Amphan reduction, Roy mentioned, the state was but to obtain Rs 32,310 crore earmarked for the SDRF (State Catastrophe Reduction Power) from the Centre.
Claiming that election strategist Prashant Kishor has to this point helped politicial events win polls in 5 states, Roy mentioned, the TMC believes, the figures predicted by the ballot advisor in his tweets on Monday that the BJP won’t cross the two-digit determine within the West Bengal meeting elections are appropriate.
Kishor has been roped in by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to spice up her occasion’s prospects within the state meeting polls probably in April-Could subsequent yr.
“We help his tweets, he’s the election strategist of our occasion,” Roy advised reporters on the TMC headquarters right here.
Requested whether or not Kishor was taking essential choices in regards to the TMC’s affairs, Roy mentioned that he’s an advisor and offers his opinions as a advisor, whereas choices are taken by the occasion management.
“Prashant Kishor had equally suggested Narendra Modi throughout his marketing campaign in 2014 Lok Sabha polls,” the TMC MP quipped.
Talking on the efficiency of West Bengal, Roy mentioned, the state’s GDP has elevated by 53 per cent, from Rs 4.51 lakh crore to Rs 6.9 lakh crore within the final 10 years.
Opposite to Shah’s declare that industrial output within the state has decreased to three.5 per cent, it has elevated by 60 per cent, the TMC chief mentioned.
The per capita revenue in West Bengal which was Rs 51,543 in 2010 has elevated to Rs 1.09 lakh in 2019, Roy mentioned, noting that it’s greater than Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Roy additionally rubbished the union minister’s declare of the jute trade of the state passing by dangerous instances.
“A lot of the mills are open and the state authorities has determined to purchase 7 crore gunny luggage and use of such sacks have been made obligatory for storing rice,” he mentioned.
The TMC MP talked about that industrial growth of the state is 3.1 per cent, which he mentioned, is 5 instances that of the nationwide common in 2019-20.
“Within the service sector, they identified that the state’s development stood at 5.eight per cent, whereas we’re saying that it has elevated by 62 per cent,” Roy mentioned.
The TMC MP claimed that since 2011, electrical energy connection has reached 90 lakh households.
“Within the final one decade, 1.18 lakh kilometre rural roads have been constructed,” he mentioned, denying Shah’s assertion about lack of development in village highway infrastructure within the state.
Roy claimed that FDI within the state has elevated 24 instances between 2016 and 2018.
The budgetary expenditure within the well being sector has elevated 3 times from Rs 3,442 crore in 2010-11 to Rs Rs 11,280 crore now, denying Shah’s assertion that healthcare infrastructure within the state was in poor situation.
The well being portfolio is held by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“West Bengal ranks on the highest within the nation when it comes to the variety of hospital beds at 85,627, whereas the variety of docs has elevated from 4,800 to 15,338, registering a 219 per cent soar,” he mentioned, including that the variety of nurses have additionally elevated by 51 per cent.
Within the training sector, he mentioned that 30 new universities have been arrange throughout the TMC regime since 2011, taking the full to 42 such establishments, whereas 50 new faculties have additionally come up.
Roy claimed that greater than 1.87 lakh new lecture rooms have come up within the state since 2011.
With regard to the accusation that individuals of the state are dropping well being care advantages beneath the central authorities’s Ayushman Bharat undertaking, he mentioned that beneath the state’s Swasthya Sathi programme, 1.Four crore households within the state get an annual medical health insurance advantage of Rs 5 lakh.
On the allegation that felony actions have been institutionalised in West Bengal, the TMC MP mentioned that crime in opposition to ladies has decreased by 21 per cent between 2014-2019 in West Bengal.
“NCRB (Nationwide Crime Information Bureau) has declared Kolkata because the most secure metropolis within the nation for 2 consecutive years,” Roy mentioned.
He claimed that the BJP is talking about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Viveknananda with an eye fixed on the approaching elections in West Bengal.
“The RSS or the Hindu Mahasabha didn’t have any function within the nation’s freedom wrestle. Even Syamaprasad (Mookerjee) didn’t go to jail throughout the freedom motion,” the TMC MP mentioned.
Paperwork referring to Netaji, that are within the Nationwide Archives, haven’t but been launched by the central authorities regardless of the chief minister’s demand, he mentioned.
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