The ruling Trinamool Congress will bring a resolution on the West Bengal legislative assembly against the three contentious farm bills, social gathering supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Monday.
“We would hold the assembly session for one or two days and there we would bring a resolution to withdraw the farm bills. We would try so that the resolution is passed unanimously. I know the BJP will not support it. But I expect other parties would support,” Banerjee stated.
Banerjee had earlier lent her help to the farmers and had even despatched a workforce of MPs to meet the protesting farmers at Singhu border. Over the cellphone, she even spoke to farmers protesting in Delhi against the Centre’s new agriculture legal guidelines.
Meanwhile, the tussle between the centre and the state over launch of funds below the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi program to farmers in West Bengal continued.
Banerjee alleged that the centre is depriving the farmers of West Bengal by not sending funds below the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi program.
Under the scheme, an revenue help of Rs 6,000 per yr in three equal instalments is offered to small and marginal farmer households having mixed landholding or possession of up to 2 hectares.
“I had urged the centre to send the money to the state government so that we could distribute it to the farmers. But they want to send it directly bypassing the state. I called the Union agriculture minister a few days ago and asked him why the centre does not believe in the state government,” she stated.
Earlier, the BJP had hit out on the TMC after the Calcutta High Court had directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India to carry out an audit of the distribution of reduction supplies and compensation in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan that hit West Bengal in May final yr. Alleged nepotism and malpractice by the TMC panchayat leaders concerned in the distribution of compensation had was a difficulty in ballot-certain West Bengal. The state had later moved the Supreme Court against the order.
BJP leaders had earlier alleged that the Mamata Banerjee administration was not permitting the centre to ship funds straight to farmers as it might stop the state and TMC leaders from siphoning off cash.
On November 6, the centre had knowledgeable the Mamata Banerjee administration that round 21.7 lakh farmers from West Bengal had enrolled themselves for the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi program in the union authorities’s portal and that the state authorities was but to full the verification course of.
“I want the farmers to get the funds and so we have already written to the Union government to share the details of the farmers who have enrolled themselves, so that the state can start the verification process,” stated Banerjee.
BJP leaders in the state have hit again saying that the CM was presenting issues in a fallacious method.
“The Centre had repeatedly asked the state to provide the names of farmers and their bank accounts. The state didn’t send. Union home minister, during his visit to the state, had said that if the state sends the data, the Centre would immediately release the funds. The centre had sent funds after cyclone Amphan had hit the state. What happened to that money?” stated Jaiprakash Majumdar, BJP’s state vice chairman.