BJP Fulminates Mamata’s All Party Meet


Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal to hold an all-party meet to discuss the flood situation in the state.

Lashing out at Mamata, BJP state president, Rahul Sinha on Wednesday said that instead of holding the meet, an all-party inspection team should be sent to each affected district to monitor the situation.

"Instead of an all-party meeting, an all-party inspection team should be sent to each district with at least five teams in each district to talk to the affected people and understand the actual situation. The teams should be headed by a minister. The member of the political party in the team should be nominated from the respective party," Sinha said.

The chief minister during the day called an all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the present flood situation in the state, which has claimed several lives.

"The all-party meet is just an eyewash to demand more money from the central government. She has slated it for August 11 or August 12. The central government has already given Rs 193 crore and another Rs 307 crore is about to come with the assurance of sending more money from NDRF," he said.