PM Modi misleading people with ‘half-truths’: Mamata Banerjee hits back – kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi is misleading people with half-fact as she referred to the advantages of the Centre’s farmers’ schemes, which the BJP claims the state authorities just isn’t extending to its farmers.

“Today, PM showed apparent concern for farmers through televised address instead of proactively working to resolve their issues. While he publicly claimed his intention to help farmers of West Bengal through his PM Kisan Yojana… the fact is he is trying to mislead people with half-truth,” the West Bengal chief minister was quoted as saying by information company ANI. “The fact is the Modi government has done nothing to help West Bengal. They are yet to release even a portion of the Rs 85,000 cr of outstanding dues that includes unpaid GST dues of Rs 8,000 crore,” she added.

Prime Minister Modi on Friday addressed a digital occasion to launch over Rs 18,000 crore to greater than 9 crore farmer households beneath the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. During the occasion, the prime minister additionally raised questions relating to the West Bengal authorities’s stand on the scheme supposed to assist farmers.

“Today, I regret that more than 70 lakh farmers in West Bengal have not been able to get benefits of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). More than 23 lakh farmers of Bengal have applied online to take advantage of this scheme. But the state government has stopped the verification process for so long,” information company PTI quoted the Prime Minister as saying.

Mamata Banerjee tried to deflect the accusation levelled in opposition to her by PM Modi by saying that the Centre ought to launch a part of the excellent dues in order that the state can tackle its points.

The Trinamool Congress-led authorities in West Bengal has confronted criticism from the BJP for not implementing Centre’s schemes just like the PM-KISAN and Ayushman Bharat. Earlier this month, Union residence minister Amit Shah throughout his two-day go to to West Bengal focused the chief minister and stated that her occasion is paying off extortionists and anti-social parts with cash despatched by the Centre.

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has a number of instances over the previous 12 months criticised the Trinamool Congress regime within the state, additionally weighed in on the implementation of the PM-KISAN within the state on Friday. Dhankhar stated, “It’s a matter of concern for me that farmers of West Bengal could not benefit from Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. As Governor, I have repeatedly approached the chief minister regarding this issue but none of my letters was answered.”

(With company inputs)

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