Accusing the Narendra Modi regime of harbouring “political vendetta” towards certain states, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Thursday termed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s first Union Budget as “visionless, missionless and actionless”, and one that has been presented by a “government of the FDI, by the FDI and for the FDI”.
“The Budget is visionless, missionless and actionless from the angle of the common people. It will not stimulate growth and development of the poor,” Mamata told an administrative meeting in Birbhum.
Accusing the Centre of political vendetta, Mamata said, “Morning shows the day. After rail Budget, Bengal and several other states have been deprived in the Union Budget too”. “It seems the BJP does not consider the people of Bengal as human beings. The BJP is doing exactly what the UPA-II had done. The BJP government must remember that people of Bengal will not starve. We know how to survive. We will never bow our heads for alms,” she added.
She said that even though Bengal had tremendous potential in the textile sector, it did not find place among the six new textiles clusters announced in the Budget. She also said the state being the largest fruits and vegetables producers in the country was denied a Horticulture University.
Later in an update on Facebook, Mamata, the Trinamool Congress supremo, said a call was given for “a strong and vibrant India” before this government came to power. “We thought it will provide good governance.