Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed NDA led government over countries economic slowdown and said West Bengal as an ideal destination for investment.
“The state of the economy is very important these days … Look at the situation in our country. Industrialist production and FDI growth rate in India has declined. The unemployment rate has also increased,” the Chief Minister said.
Speaking at Bengal Business Conclave in Digha here, she tried to woo businessmen to invest in the state which she presented as an ideal destination.
She said that the state had lagged behind in economic progress during the Left regime, saying that the state’s gross domestic product was better under its rule.
“Earlier, when we talked about our state, economic progress was slow under the left rule. Now, you look at GDP (of the state),” she said.
The Chief Minister further said that presently under the distribution of Trinamool Congress, poverty has decreased in West Bengal.
“The rate of poverty has declined in the state as compared to other states of the country. It is at 6 per cent. It shows that we are working,” he told a group of businessmen here.