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Centre not helping Bengal at all: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the Centre of not helping her government at all to overcome its financial crisis.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published: May 16, 2012 5:13:24 am

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the Centre of not helping her government at all to overcome its financial crisis. “The biggest hurdle being faced by us is that the UPA government,which we are supporting,has not at all helped us though we have been repeatedly telling them for the last one year and despite giving a commitment before the Assembly elections,” Banerjee said at Writers Buildings.

“We are eagerly waiting to get a reply from the Centre,” Banerjee who had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May 4 and sought a three-year moratorium on central loan interest repayment,said.

While accusing the Centre of not helping her government financially,she said,“The Centre directly or indirectly helped the previous Left Front government a lot. I am not against that. You can help all state governments. But why did they allow the Left Front government to borrow funds? Without Centre’s permission,they could not have done so. It is their (Centre’s) fault also,” she said.

Questioning why the Centre did not force the erstwhile LF government to introduce Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management,the chief minister said “at that time you did not raise this (FRBM) issue.”

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