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“Shocked, Disappointed”: Bengal Says Nirmala Sitharaman’s Claims “Unfounded”

Nirmala Sitharaman had attacked the Mamata Banerjee authorities on a number of counts on Sunday.

Kolkata:

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday stopped in need of saying that his Central counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman had lied throughout her digital rally on Sunday. Countering the minister’s comment that the state couldn’t be made a beneficiary of a central authorities scheme because it didn’t present information on migrants, Mr Mitra mentioned he was shocked that she had attacked Bengal on the premise of unfounded and mistaken data.

On Sunday, Ms Sitharaman attacked the Mamata Banerjee authorities on a number of counts. One of her primary complaints was that Bengal had failed to produce information on how migrants had returned to the state and during which districts. Because of that, she mentioned, the state was lacking from the record of beneficiary states for Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan — a Rs 50,000 crore rupees scheme to assist migrants get a livelihood.

Dr Mitra mentioned the Centre’s Panchayat Ministry had requested for information on June 23 and June 25 and the state had despatched the small print inside hours of being requested.

“What she has said is – what you can say – complete wrong information. If you want to be kind to her, you can say unsubstantiated, absolute wrong information. If you want to be unkind to her or straightforward, you can say, these are lies. Suddenly to leave the Indian economy and its crisis situation to come and talk about political process based on falsehood,” Mr Mitra mentioned.

“Yes, I can say this. Yes, I am shocked.  Yes, she can criticise any state government on the basis of data – speak the truth. In this case of COVID-19 and Amphan attacking West Bengal, one from virus and other from cyclone, she comes and plays politics of the worst nature, where you have based yourself on falsehood, confusion and denial of what is there. I am shocked, very disappointed,” he added.

Mr Mitra additionally referred to as Ms Sitharaman’s comment that the Centre had offered Bengal Rs 10,000 crore to struggle the virus. “West Bengal did not receive a single paisa,” he mentioned.

At a digital rally addressing the individuals of Bengal, the Union Finance Minister slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “her reluctance to allow Shramik Special train services in the state”.

“The West Bengal government has been opposing all pro-people policies of the Centre… Six states have shared data on migrant workers, following their return. West Bengal, however, did not,” she was quoted as saying by information company PTI.

The BJP has been attacking the Trinamool authorities for its dealing with of coronavirus. It had earlier mentioned that the state authorities had not been offering correct information. There had additionally been verbal exchanges over a central workforce being despatched in Bengal to supervise the state’s struggle in opposition to COVID-19.

Last month, throughout a gathering of Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the pandemic, Mr Banerjee had accused the Centre of enjoying politics and discriminating between states.

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