Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Union Budget 2021-22 is “anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-country.
“What kind of budget is this?… Fake budget. Anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-country budget,” Mamata Banerjee said.
Addressing a public rally in North Bengal, CM Mamta Banerjee said, “They have raised the price of petrol and diesel. The cess is charged by the central government, the state government gets nothing. Farmers will be affected by the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel. They are continuously increasing fuel prices. They promised you 15 lakh rupees, they gave nothing.”
The CM reprimanded the Center, saying, “BSNL, Rail, Air India and PSUs have been privatized. They are not safe. The jobs in state government are all secure. I asked West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, how the budget was? He said ‘disguised, camouflaged budget to deceive the people.”
In a fiery attack against Mamata Banerjee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mamata Banerjee further said, “The BJP is giving business to a section of the people. Before the election, they promised to reopen seven tea gardens? What do they do? ” Fake promises? “You only spread lies.”
“We have already built roads in North Bengal. We are helping the Asian highway connecting with neighbouring countries. What will you do along the Kolkata-Siliguri road? You have built an airport in Assam, you will be in Cooch Behar Airport. Why not make it? “If you don’t do it, I’ll do it. I do not believe in politics of discrimination,” she added.
Speaking on the farmer laws, she said, “They want to make roads ahead of polls. Go and give this money to farmers and repeal the farm laws. No need to make rural roads, I will myself make it.”