Updated: August 26, 2021 3:08:37 am
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre over its National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) policy, claiming that it (the policy) is a “ploy to sell assets that belong to the country and not to Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the BJP”.
Terming the NMP as a “shocking and unfortunate decision”, the CM alleged that the money raised by selling these assets would be used during elections against opposition parties.
Banerjee told mediapersons, “These are not Prime Minister Modi’s or the BJP’s assets. These are national assets that belong to the country. The Prime Minister cannot sell national assets. It is an unfortunate decision and I am shocked. Many people will join me in condemning this decision (by the Centre).”
Targeting the BJP, Mamata said, “They are selling the country. This time, they want to sell Bengal as well. We will play. Sharing Bengali is not so easy. And we will not lose the game so easily. And due to the words of BJP ministers, Bengal will not be divided.”
Banerjee said the “situation has now changed”, adding, “If you want to know Ram and Ayodhya, you have to read Ramayana well first.”
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