Bengal CM Mamata plans two-day protest against Centre over non-payment of dues
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a two-day protest from March 29 against the Centre over non-payment of dues.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
By Suryagni Roy: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to sit on a two-day dharna from March 29 against the Centre over non-payment of dues near Kolkata’s Ambedkar statue.
The CM said only West Bengal had not been given any money for 100 days, even this year. She claimed that the funds had not come despite her meeting with the Prime Minister.
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“I met the Prime Minister around six months ago in this regard and asked for the disbursement of Rs 1.15 lakh crore under various heads. I have also spoken to Amit Shah when he came here for the meeting and have written several letters to the Central government regarding this,” said Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.
She said the central government was deliberately stopping the funds.
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“They are sending central teams and making excuses. Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors are acting like local BJP leaders based on the Centre’s instructions. The country cannot run like this,” said the CM.
“I will hold a two-day protest at the Ambedkar Statue on March 29 and 30,” said Mamata Banerjee before boarding a flight to Bhubaneswar for a meeting with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, which she called a ‘courtesy meet’.