August 20, 2016 8:59:23 pm
Hitting back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her charge that the Modi government was “bulldozing the federal structure of the country”, BJP on Saturday accused her of “presiding over an anarchist government” for the last five years.
“Mamata Banerjee has presided over an anarchist government for 5 years in Bengal. She has not spared even a farmer, student and cartoonist for criticising or questioning her. Therefore to call the Modi government dictator is far from truth,” BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI.
“Mamata Banerjee should be grateful for Modiji’s belief in federal structure for which Bengal will get Rs 3,59,406 crore under the 14th Finance Commission which is Rs 2,52,206 crore more than that given by 13th Finance Commission,” he claimed.
To change the name of central schemes is a sign of disrespect towards federal structure and is termed as a rule of dictator, he said.
“If she wants to disband the central schemes’ names and show disrespect then that is termed as dictator rule. There are many central schemes like Ujjwala, PM Suraksha Bima Yojna, PM Jeevan Jyoti Yojna, PM Kisan Fasal Yojna, PM Gramin Sadak Yojna which are for poor farmers and labourers. If Mamata Banerjee wants confrontation on these schemes then it will prove that she is not only anarchist but anti-poor also,” Singh added.
Launching a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government, Banerjee on Saturday accused it of bulldozing the federal structure in the country and said she would seek the President’s opinion on the issue.
“Modi government is bulldozing the federal structure and violating Constitution. It is interfering in the functioning of the state governments. We will seek the opinion of the President,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
The state government, she said, had received a letter from the Centre during the day saying that centrally-sponsored schemes are being rationalised.
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