PM Modi accuses TMC, CPI(M) of playing politics with farmers; Mamata hits back – kolkata

Security of Bengal’s farmers, who produce crops on 68 per cent of the state’s whole geographical space, emerged as a political concern on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whereas addressing the nation’s farmers in a dwell telecast, accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) of playing politics over the farmer’s agitation in Punjab.

Without naming the 2 political events in his lengthy speech, the PM stated, “Parties that have been rejected by the people are now conspiring.”

Migration of jobless individuals from Bengal, the place farming can not assist all households, has been a raging concern because the Covid-19 pandemic began.

“Look at the state government. It sees politics in welfare schemes and stops 70 lakh farmers from receiving central aid. It goes to Punjab and hobnobs with people who are misleading farmers,” stated Modi.

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Directing his assault on the CPI(M) and the federal government it runs in Kerala, the prime minister stated, “People who ruled Bengal for 30 years have not even once staged an agitation in the state demanding implementation of the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Yojana. Why didn’t you raise your voice? Instead, you reached Punjab to pose for selfies. This raises questions.”

Reacting to PM Modi’s allegation, chief minister Mamata Banerjee issued a press release within the night.

“Since you have raised questions on my ideology and commitment to the people of Bengal, let me remind you that my ideology is consistent with the vision of the founding fathers of the country and I have wholeheartedly served the people of West Bengal with the right intent, efforts and with everything I have,” wrote Banerjee.

Banerjee additionally accused the prime minister of exhibiting concern for the agitating farmers by way of a televised tackle “instead of proactively working to resolve their issues.”

“Was this a PM’s speech? He was addressing farmers of the country but singled out Bengal and Kerala. Why?” stated TMC Lok Sabha member and occasion spokesperson Saugata Roy.

By concentrating on the TMC and the Marxists, Modi apparently redefined the battle line in ballot-certain Bengal since most of the agricultural inhabitants depends on farming or farm-based mostly enterprise.

According to the 2011 census, Bengal’s inhabitants stood at 9.13 crore. It is projected to succeed in 10.19 crore in 2021. The census confirmed that round 68.13 per cent of the inhabitants lives in villages of rural areas the place the literacy fee was 72.13 per cent in 2011.

According to the Bengal authorities’s information, the online cropped space is 52.05 lakh hectares which comprise 68 per cent of the geographical space of the state and 92 per cent of arable land.

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Barely 24 hours earlier than PM Modi’s speech, Mamata Banerjee had introduced that her authorities would arrange an agro-based mostly industrial park at Singur in Hooghly district, the place her lengthy agitation in opposition to acquisition of multi-crop land for the Tata small automobile manufacturing facility helped her oust the CPI(M) authorities in 2011. The Tata Group moved the mission to Gujarat.

Defending the Singur agitation, Roy stated, “We opposed the Tata project not just politically but moved the court as well.”

“We are not doing any politics in Punjab. The farmers are on protest and opposition parties are urging the Cente to scrap the new farm laws. Modi deviated from this main issue today to mislead people,” stated Roy.

“Our government has so far spent Rs 2,642 crore to give Rs 5,000 per acre annually to 47 lakh farmers. Modi is only talking about Rs 6,000 under PMKSY. We will give it to farmers if it is routed through the state. We cannot let the BJP reap political benefit to buy votes,” Roy added.

When identified that PM Modi particularly stated that Bengal farmers are writing to him, in search of assist beneath PMKSY, Roy stated, “Has there been any farmers’ agitation in Bengal in 10 years? They have no complaints. The government collects rice from them on time paying the minimum support price. Bengal farmers have tripled their average income since 2011. The Centre can achieve that not before 2028.”

Hoping to seek out the CPI(M) by the TMC on this concern, Roy stated, “We have differences with the Left but we support the farmers’ cause. The two parties agree on issues such as communal politics. These (the PM’s speech) are diversionary tactics to weaken the movement.”

CPI(M) politburo member Md Salim summarily rejected the TMC’s assist to the farmers’ stir, calling it a lip service.

“Had the TMC been serious about the farm bills it would have convened a special winter session of the state assembly that we demanded. In 2014 and 2017, the TMC government introduced two similar bills in the state,” stated Salim.

“The TMC does not even have a farmers’ front. When we held kisan agitation and general strike on November 26 and December 18, the government opposed it. The police even resorted to baton charge on the agitators,” alleged Salim.

The BJP wished to take advantage of of the PM’s speech and held conferences in all neighborhood blocks of the state the place the dwell programme was screened at gatherings attended by occasion leaders.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh stated, “People in the state will enjoy the benefits of all central schemes when we come to power in a few months”.

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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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Are home minister, PM of India outsiders?: Minister hits out at Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee – india news

Hitting out at Mamata Banerjee, Union minister of state for lady and youngster improvement Debashree Chaudhuri on Friday stated that the West Bengal chief minister should select her phrases fastidiously and that the state wasn’t her non-public paternal property however an element of the nation. She additionally requested Banerjee if the Union home minister and Prime Minister of India had been “outsiders.”

“Mamata Banerjee needs to choose her words carefully. Are the home minister and Prime Minister of India outsiders? West Bengal is not her private paternal estate but a part of our country,” Chaudhuri was quoted as saying by news company ANI.

The minister’s feedback come within the backdrop of an assault on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convoy, together with the occasion’s nationwide president JP Nadda, in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district on Thursday. Following the assault, the Union home ministry on Friday summoned the state’s director normal of police and chief secretary on December 14 concerning the legislation-and-order scenario in West Bengal.

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also expressed concern over the law-and-order scenario within the state saying that it has been repeatedly worsening and the chief minister has to comply with the Constitution. “The chief minister has to follow the Constitution. She cannot depart from its paths. The law-and-order situation in the state has been continuously worsening for long. The events that happened yesterday are most unfortunate. They are a slur on our democratic fabric,” Dhankhar stated.

He added that he has despatched a report back to the central authorities in regards to the “extremely disturbing developments that do not augur well for democratic values.” The governor alleged that violators of legislation within the state have the safety of police and administration.

The BJP convoy was attacked at Shirakol in Diamond Harbour, the Lok Sabha constituency of Abhishek Banerjee, who’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew. The BJP alleged that some of the occasion’s frontline leaders, in addition to staff, sustained accidents after being assaulted by the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress. Television news footage confirmed stones raining on the convoy and shattering windshields. Vehicles of some media homes had been additionally broken.

BJP nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, its nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy and nationwide secretary Anupam Hazra had been hit by stones and shards of glass from shattered home windows and windshields of their vehicles, in line with the occasion.

Nadda, who visited Diamond Harbour as half of his two-day journey to the state, stated West Bengal had plunged right into a state of lawlessness and appealed to the BJP’s staff to make sure the occasion’s win within the meeting elections slated for subsequent 12 months.

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TMC distances itself from Suvendu Adhikari, rebel hits road – kolkata

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday distanced itself from former minister Suvendu Adhikari by eradicating him from the get together’s staff’ federation, a commerce union entrance the place he was the chairman. Adhikari, who headed three necessary departments, had resigned from the cupboard on Friday.

Without even naming Adhikari, chief minister Mamata Banerjee stated throughout a gathering with the federation members on the state secretariat that schooling minister Partha Chatterjee, who was chairman of the physique up to now, will head it once more. Adhikari didn’t attend any assembly of the federation in current months.

Adhikari took half in three again-to-again non-political rallies at completely different areas in East Midnapore district, his residence turf, on Thursday and made vital statements with out naming anybody. His followers put up posters within the coronary heart of south Kolkata, a stronghold of the TMC, within the morning. “One does not need posts to serve people,” stated the posters that bore giant photographs of Adhikari.

“Some people say I do my politics from a comfort zone. Let me remind them that I have always fought for idealism and will continue to do so. I am into people’s struggle and will be in it,” Adhikari stated at a programme at Garbeta. TMC leaders, who rigorously watched his strikes, stated it was obvious that Adhikari was organising his individuals for his subsequent political transfer. There are speculations that he could be part of the BJP or kind a political outfit of his personal with TMC leaders who’ve grievances towards the ruling get together.

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Adhikari led an enormous rally in Contai city to mark the beginning anniversary of Khudiram Bose, the primary freedom fighter hanged by the British in Bengal. When journalists requested him how would he determine himself, Adhikari stated, “I am son of Bengal and son of India.”

“I led people’s struggle at Jangalmahal, Nandigram and Netai,” stated Adhikari. This was a big assertion as a result of countering the Maoists at Jangalmahal, an erstwhile Maoist-controlled zone overlaying elements of three districts bordering Jharkhand, grew to become an necessary agenda for Mamata Banerjee after coming to energy in 2011. Before that, the violent battle towards the CPI(M) at Nandigram (the place Adhikari is now the legislator) and Netai helped Banerjee oust the Left Front authorities.

The TMC confronted a disaster on Wednesday afternoon when Adhikari informed the management that it was not potential for him to work for the get together. Adhikari wrote a textual content message to Lok Sabha member Saugata Roy, saying the issues he was having within the TMC have been far from over.

This occurred barely 14 hours after the TMC knowledgeable the media that Adhikari informed prime leaders at a discreetly held assembly on Tuesday night that he wouldn’t go away the get together. Adhikari even talked to the chief minister over telephone in the course of that assembly. Abhishek Banerjee, the chief minister’s nephew, and election strategist Prashant Kishor attended the assembly and held a lot of the dialogue since Adhikari is sad with a number of choices taken by them, stated TMC leaders.

Roy replied to Adhikari’s textual content message late on Wednesday evening. TMC leaders conscious of the event stated the essence of Roy’s message is that the get together knowledgeable the media about what occurred at Tuesday’s assembly and the truth that Adhikari had agreed to the selections. The rebel chief was additionally informed within the message that if he modifies his stand then it’s his totally his enterprise.

“The party will not make any public statement on Adhikari anymore,” Roy stated on Thursday.

Asked whether or not the TMC would endure a giant loss previous to the polls if Adhikari joined the BJP, Roy stated, “TMC is a big party. It does not make much difference if one or two leaders leave. Mukul Roy (now a BJP national vice-president) had left too. The party will face the elections under Banerjee’s leadership.”

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