The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Congress have alleged that Mamta had this meeting to stop the investigation by central agencies into various corruption cases, including the teacher recruitment scam, and to persuade the BJP.
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday held a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at PM House. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has also shared a picture of this meeting, which lasted for about an hour. On this meeting of CM Mamta with PM Narendra Modi, a round of discussions has started in the political corridors and CPIM and Congress have accused Mamta Banerjee regarding this meeting.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Congress have alleged that Mamata Banerjee had held the meeting to persuade the BJP to stop investigations by central agencies into various corruption cases, including the teacher recruitment scam. However, the Trinamool Congress has rubbished these claims and termed these allegations as politically motivated.
Communist Party of Marxist (CPIM) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty has alleged that if the meeting had been held to get state dues, officials of various departments of the Mamata Banerjee government would have also attended it along with the documents. He said that it is clear that there is a secret agreement between the two parties. We all want to know what was the matter due to which Mamta Banerjee went to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister and that too in this era when senior leaders of her party are being arrested.
The Congress claimed that the Trinamool Congress, as an agent of the BJP, is on a mission to destroy opposition unity. Congress' West Bengal unit president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the way the Trinamool Congress has been working for the past few months, it is clear that it is acting like an agent of the saffron camp. Trinamool Congress has tied up with BJP to protect its members from CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in various corruption cases.
In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Banerjee said that due to the implementation of Gramin Rozgar Yojana-MNREGA, PM-Awas Yojana and PM-Gramin Sadak Yojana, she has requested several times to intervene in connection with the immediate release of funds to the state. Have done He said that the amount payable to the state under these schemes is now about Rs 17,996.32 crore.
In her memorandum, Banerjee presented the details of the total amount to be given to the state under various schemes and benefits. The fund outstanding by the Central Government to the State as of July 31, 2022, is estimated to be around Rs 1,00,968.44 crore. Banerjee has several times accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of delaying the payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to states, especially those ruled by opposition parties. After meeting PM Modi, Banerjee went to meet President Draupadi Murmu.