West Bengal paying price for TMC govt’s avoidable confrontation with Centre: Governor – kolkata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday stated individuals of the state are “paying price for an avoidable confrontation” between the Centre and the Trinamool Congress dispensation right here. The Centre and the states are two wheels of improvement, and there must be “cooperative federalism and united action” to assist the individuals, he informed reporters right here.

“The pandemic has exposed the state of the health infrastructure in West Bengal. It could have been good if the state had adopted the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Centre…Unfortunately, people of the state are paying price for lack of far-sightedness and an avoidable confrontation,” he stated.

Under the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the Centre had deposited Rs 12,000 straight into the checking account of each farmer of the nation, besides West Bengal, the governor stated. Dhankhar, who has been at odds with the federal government since assuming cost in West Bengal, stated a complete of Rs 92,000 crore has been distributed by the Centre beneath the programme however the farmers of the state have been disadvantaged of such profit.

“This is a result of wrong policy, inaction and confrontation with the Centre,” the governor stated, including that he had taken up this matter with the state authorities and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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“After 21 months (from the inception of the scheme), she has written a letter to the Centre asking it to send the money to the state government for distribution among the farmers. Why the state government wants to act as an intermediary. The money is going directly to the farmers. It is not a good culture,” he stated. Dhankhar additionally criticised the state authorities for “rising” crime in opposition to girls within the state.

“I have taken to Twitter to sensitise people against such crime,” he added. The governor is on a month-lengthy tour of Darjeeling from Sunday. Dhankhar stated the aim of his go to to north Bengal is to evaluate “the ground realities”.

The governor’s tour of Darjeeling comes within the backdrop of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung saying his get together’s exit from the NDA and pledging assist to the Trinamool Congress within the subsequent 12 months’s meeting elections. Speaking on GJM chief Bimal Gurung, who had lately made a dramatic public look in Kolkata after being on the run for three years following costs of homicide and circumstances beneath the stringent UAPA, Dhankhar stated, “a fugitive of the law is also a fugitive of the society”.

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