West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee briefing the media over Covid-19, in Kolkata on 29 April 2020
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee briefing the media over Covid-19, in Kolkata on 29 April 2020 | ANI
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday slammed the Union government, claiming the special economic package announced by it has nothing of help to the states and is “a big zero”.

Banerjee alleged the central government was “misleading people” during the COVID-19 crisis.

“The special economic package announced by the Union government is nothing but a big zero. It is an eyewash to fool the people. There is nothing for the unorganised sector, public spending and employment generation,” she said while addressing a press conference here.

“Yesterday, when the PM announced Rs 20 lakh crore package, we were hopeful that the interest of the states will be looked into, the FRBM limit would be increased. But today, after the Union finance minister made the announcements, it was found that everything that was said yesterday was a bluff,” she said.

Hitting out at the Centre for allegedly not offering anything to the financially starved states, The Trinamool Congress supremo claimed it was trying to “bulldoze” cooperative federalism.

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  1. Name a state in INDIA where for majority there is NORTH KOREA type policies and for minority pakistan type policies

  2. Failed CM barking up the wrong tree while her State circles the drain…!

    If States can’t mange their finances – the Centre is not responsible. The Central Govt is not the piggy bank to subsidize the incompetence of states and their ÇMs.

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