'Shocked, Disappointed': Bengal Says Nirmala Sitharaman's Claims 'Unfounded'

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


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 improper data.

On Sunday, Ms Sitharaman attacked the Mamata Banerjee authorities on a number of counts. Considered one of her fundamental complaints was that Bengal had failed to provide information on how migrants had returned to the state and wherein districts. Due to 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 main points inside hours of being requested.

“What she has mentioned is – what you’ll be able to say – full improper data. If you wish to be type to her, you’ll be able to say unsubstantiated, absolute improper data. If you wish to be unkind to her or easy, you’ll be able to say, these are lies. Immediately to go away the Indian economic system and its disaster state of affairs to come back and speak about political course of based mostly on falsehood,” Mr Mitra mentioned.

“Sure, I can say this. Sure, I’m shocked.  Sure, she will criticise any state authorities on the premise of knowledge – converse the reality. On this case of COVID-19 and Amphan attacking West Bengal, one from virus and different from cyclone, she comes and performs politics of the worst nature, the place you may have based mostly your self on falsehood, confusion and denial of what’s there. I’m shocked, very upset,” he added.

Mr Mitra additionally referred to as Ms Sitharaman’s comment that the Centre had supplied Bengal Rs 10,000 crore to battle the virus. “West Bengal didn’t obtain 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 permit Shramik Particular prepare providers within the state”.

“The West Bengal authorities has been opposing all pro-people insurance policies of the Centre… Six states have shared information on migrant employees, following their return. West Bengal, nonetheless, didn’t,” 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 crew being despatched in Bengal to supervise the state’s battle towards COVID-19.

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


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