West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday told the media that the Narendra Modi government is trying to disturb her government using Central agencies.
“They are trying to disturb our government using Central agencies. I know they will do it more and more before the elections,” she said at a press conference.
Bengal CM also told the reporters the people of Bengal will not yield without a fight.
“People of Bengal will not leave an inch of land without a fight, however, much you want to defame us or use agencies,” warned Mamata Banerjee.
At press conference, the vocal Bengal leader also raised the issue of the efficiency of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund while defending allegations of irregularities in cyclone Amphan relief.
“You are concerned about ₹25,000 of Amphan…. We did a review and even if some poor people who have taken it have returned it. What about lakhs and crores of PM Cares. Does the media know about it? Why was no audit done? The Centre is lecturing us. What have they given us to combat the COVID pandemic?” she said.
Trinamool Congress chief also responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had said without naming West Bengal some States were not allowing Central government benefits to reach farmers.
The Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi ( PM KISAN) is not implementing in Bengal now.
Mamata said her government’s “Krishak Bandhu” scheme was far better than the Central scheme.
“We have a separate scheme for farmers, why should we listen to them? Krishak Bandhu is a far better scheme. We do not discriminate between farmers.” Mamata said.