Mamata Threatens ‘Delhi Chalo’


Kolkata: Known for her aggressiveness West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has threatened to hold an immense movement at Delhi against the Modi government’s step motherly attitude as the centre was curtailing funds for 55 schemes and for 39 schemes funds were blocked.

Mamata had suddenly been active in Delhi and is trying to formulate a platform with the non-NDA partners. She met recently Sonia Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal, though had also met Narendra Modi for funds for flood relief in Bengal.

The CM said after administrative review meeting at Nabanna on Thursday that she and her officials had repeatedly pleaded to the NHAI for properly maintaining the national highways."If the centre is unable to do it then national highways should be handed over to the states along with the funds meant for NH." She said chief secretary Sanjay Mitra will go to Delhi on Friday for asking the Centre for maintaining of the NHs.

She said, "The nerve of my neck had dried while reiterating about the maintenance of the NHs in Bengal. It is in bad shape in Malda, Jhargram."

She expressed her displeasure about the banks for not giving loans and self help groups were affected along with the Krishan credit card holders.

"Even the ICDS projects were not getting funds — meant for the most economically weaker section of the society — pregnant mothers and girl child were affected."

The CM vented her ire at the Narendra Modi government as she said central ministers while in Kolkata they promise to pay hefty sums for development ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 crore. "But in reality we don't get even 20 paises.

The media writes about the promises, but fails to make a check about the reality that we are not paid a single penny. So a wrong message is sent." She criticised at Modi's recent process of allocating funds for Bihar this week, as Modi had gone on promising higher amount …"jeno nilam hoche."