West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested the Centre to clarify the premise on which it had determined to deploy central groups in her state. She mentioned she wouldn’t be capable to transfer forward on inter-ministerial central groups as the premise of it was not clear. The TMC chief mentioned that she welcomed all constructive help and solutions, particularly from the central authorities in negating the coronavirus disaster. “However, the basis on which Centre is proposing to deploy IMCTs in select districts across India including few in West Bengal under Disaster Management Act 2005 is unclear,” She mentioned.
The Chief Minister urged each Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to share the criterion used for the choice. Until then, Banerjee mentioned, she wouldn’t be capable to transfer forward on the proposal as with out legitimate causes which may not be in step with the spirit of federalism.
West Bengal CM’s letter to PM Modi additional states, “Central teams kept the state government in complete dark and had approached central forces like BSF & SSB for logistics support and had already moved in the field without any consultation with the state government”. #COVID19 https://t.co/TPDhjfxeq4
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The assertion comes simply hours after the Centre constituted six Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs)— two every for West Bengal and Maharashtra and one every for Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. As per the Home Ministry, the groups will make on-spot evaluation of scenario and situation crucial instructions to states for its redressal and submit their report back to Centre.
In a press release, the Home Ministry had mentioned that the scenario was particularly severe in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai and Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Kolkata, Howrah, 24 Parganas North, Medinipur East, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. Underlining the capabilities of the groups, the ministry mentioned that the groups will concentrate on complaints of implementation of lockdown measures, provide of important commodities, social distancing, preparedness of well being infrastructure, security of well being professionals and situations of the reduction camps for labour and poor individuals.
Mamata Banerjee has additionally written to Prime Minister Modi objecting to visits made by the newly-constitute central groups earlier in the present day. In a letter to the PM, Banerjee mentioned that the house minister had spoken to him at about 1 pm however groups had already landed in Kolkata, a lot earlier than the dialog. She additional mentioned that the central groups stored the state authorities in full darkish and had approached central forces like BSF and SSB for logistics help and had already moved within the subject with none session with the state authorities”.
So far, West Bengal has reported 339 circumstances of optimistic coronavirus.