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File photograph of West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. (PTI File Picture)
Banerjee asserted that her authorities is making its finest effort to steadiness the wants of all
Confronted with rising calls for for a hike in dearness allowance (DA) by West Bengal authorities workers, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stated she is just not a magician who can fulfil all needs.
Banerjee asserted that her authorities is making its finest effort to steadiness the wants of all.
“I’m not a magician that cash will come down from the sky on demand, as sweets did in Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (film). Cash needs to be collected,” she stated.
The CM was referring to Satyajit Ray’s 1969 fantasy movie ‘Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne’ through which sweetmeats descended from the sky.
“Regardless of the Centre’s deprivation, we’ve got given three per cent DA,” she stated whereas talking at a programme for distribution of presidency companies in Bankura district.
Finance Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya whereas presenting the finances on February 15 introduced an extra three per cent of DA for presidency workers and others, who have been demanding the identical at par with the Centre.
Attacking the BJP-led NDA authorities, Banerjee claimed that the Centre is just not offering funds for the 100-day MGNREGA job assure scheme.
“Even those that have labored underneath the scheme aren’t being given their wages underneath the scheme,” she stated.
Alleging that the BJP-led NDA authorities on the Centre is just not releasing funds to West Bengal for schemes like MGNREGA, housing or highway development, Banerjee stated that her authorities doesn’t evict poor folks, however offers them land rights.
Claiming that the BJP authorities on the Centre was depriving the TMC-ruled West Bengal, she stated, “It’s as if they’re giving their very own cash. It’s our cash which they’re taking away on account of tax collections and state governments are entitled to their share of that.” Banerjee stated that the folks of the state need their rights and never doles.
She stated that if her brothers and sisters make progress, then solely Bengal will transfer forward.
The chief minister, who was touring the district forward of the panchayat election, additionally spoke about her authorities’s schemes for minorities, scheduled castes and tribes and OBCs.
Banerjee stated that 1.5 crore folks work within the MSME sector in West Bengal.
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