Rejecting Union residence minister Amit Shah’s accusation that West Bengal had fared abysmally on growth indices beneath the current dispensation, the ruling Trinamool Congress stated on Tuesday that makes an attempt are being made to create a false narrative about the state.
Ruling out the costs levelled by the Union minister, senior TMC chief Saugata Roy talked about the state’s spectacular efficiency in GDP, industrial output, per capita revenue, building of rural roads amongst others.
At a press convention in Bolpur on Sunday, Shah had accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) authorities within the state of failing to ship, claiming that West Bengal lags behind most states within the nation on varied parameters, besides on corruption and extortion.
Countering the cost levelled by Shah that TMC employees had misused funds meant for Amphan aid, Roy stated, the state was but to obtain Rs 32,310 crore earmarked for the SDRF (State Disaster Relief Force) from the Centre.
Claiming that election strategist Prashant Kishor has up to now helped politicial events win polls in 5 states, Roy stated, the TMC believes, the figures predicted by the ballot guide in his tweets on Monday that the BJP is not going to cross the 2-digit determine within the West Bengal meeting elections are appropriate.
Kishor has been roped in by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to enhance her occasion’s prospects within the state meeting polls possible in April-May subsequent 12 months.
“We support his tweets, he is the election strategist of our party,” Roy advised reporters on the TMC headquarters right here.
Asked whether or not Kishor was taking essential choices about the TMC’s affairs, Roy stated that he’s an advisor and offers his opinions as a guide, whereas choices are taken by the occasion management.
“Prashant Kishor had similarly advised Narendra Modi during his campaign in 2014 Lok Sabha polls,” the TMC MP quipped.
Speaking on the efficiency of West Bengal, Roy stated, the state’s GDP has elevated by 53 per cent, from Rs 4.51 lakh crore to Rs 6.9 lakh crore within the final 10 years.
Contrary to Shah’s declare that industrial output within the state has decreased to 3.5 per cent, it has elevated by 60 per cent, the TMC chief stated.
The per capita revenue in West Bengal which was Rs 51,543 in 2010 has elevated to Rs 1.09 lakh in 2019, Roy stated, noting that it’s greater than Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Roy additionally rubbished the union minister’s declare of the jute trade of the state passing by dangerous occasions.
“Most of the mills are open and the state government has decided to buy 7 crore gunny bags and use of such sacks have been made mandatory for storing rice,” he stated.
The TMC MP talked about that industrial growth of the state is 3.1 per cent, which he stated, is 5 occasions that of the nationwide common in 2019-20.
“In the service sector, they pointed out that the state’s growth stood at 5.8 per cent, while we are saying that it has increased by 62 per cent,” Roy stated.
The TMC MP claimed that since 2011, electrical energy connection has reached 90 lakh households.
“In the last one decade, 1.18 lakh kilometre rural roads have been built,” he stated, denying Shah’s assertion about lack of development in village street infrastructure within the state.
Roy claimed that FDI within the state has elevated 24 occasions between 2016 and 2018.
The budgetary expenditure within the well being sector has elevated thrice from Rs 3,442 crore in 2010-11 to Rs Rs 11,280 crore now, denying Shah’s assertion that healthcare infrastructure within the state was in poor situation.
The well being portfolio is held by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“West Bengal ranks on the top in the country in terms of the number of hospital beds at 85,627, while the number of doctors has increased from 4,800 to 15,338, registering a 219 per cent jump,” he stated, including that the variety of nurses have additionally elevated by 51 per cent.
In the training sector, he stated that 30 new universities have been arrange throughout the TMC regime since 2011, taking the entire to 42 such establishments, whereas 50 new faculties have additionally come up.
Roy claimed that greater than 1.87 lakh new school rooms have come up within the state since 2011.
With regard to the accusation that folks of the state are shedding well being care advantages beneath the central authorities’s Ayushman Bharat venture, he stated that beneath the state’s Swasthya Sathi programme, 1.4 crore households within the state get an annual medical insurance advantage of Rs 5 lakh.
On the allegation that prison actions have been institutionalised in West Bengal, the TMC MP stated that crime towards girls has decreased by 21 per cent between 2014-2019 in West Bengal.
“NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) has declared Kolkata as the safest city in the country for two consecutive years,” Roy stated.
He claimed that the BJP is talking about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Viveknananda with a watch on the approaching elections in West Bengal.
“The RSS or the Hindu Mahasabha did not have any role in the nation’s freedom struggle. Even Syamaprasad (Mookerjee) did not go to jail during the freedom movement,” the TMC MP stated.
Documents relating to Netaji, that are within the National Archives, haven’t but been launched by the central authorities regardless of the chief minister’s demand, he stated.