Some parties ‘ignore’ Bengal’s achievements under Trinamool Congress government, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that some political parties were trying to “ignore” Bengal’s achievements under the Trinamool Congress government and trying to create a “negative” image.

“Bengal has been chosen as the best tourist destination and the prize will be awarded in Berlin on March 25 next year. I will try to be there in person. It’s a matter of which we can be proud. UNESCO has given Durga Puja a heritage tag, it is also a proud moment,” Banerjee said.

Discussing a scheme for distributing nomination letters to beneficiaries of the Utkarsha Bangla scheme, Mamata said that at a time when employment has declined by 45% in the country, in Bengal employment has increased by 40%.

“The party that is over there in Delhi only wants disruption and does not highlight the achievement of Bengal under our (TMC) government. Some media also show negative things. When I was union railway minister they used to show negative railway news but now they don’t. Such distortions can be obstacles for entrepreneurs,” added the Chief Minister.

Urging industrialists to invest more in the state, Mamata said Bengal was “industry-friendly”.

“Bengal will have more than 200 industrial parks, some of which have already been established. I have given a Whatsapp number where investors can complain about the problem they are facing while investing. Several projects are emerging in Bengal which would also generate more job opportunities,” Mamata said while handing out certificates of nomination to 11,000 youths.

The Chief Minister also promised that more than 30,000 people would receive nomination letters during her three public meetings ahead of Durga Puja.

The Chief Minister also highlighted the work done by MSMEs and self-help groups helping people to be “self-sufficient”.

Without naming anyone, Mamata alleged that the agencies were still being used.

Meanwhile, the state government is likely to bring a motion against the central agencies of the state legislature.

Assembly Speaker Biman Bandhopadhyay said a motion would soon be presented to the Assembly to discuss the functioning of the central agencies.

“We have also reserved time for the opposition so that they can also express themselves on the functioning of the central agencies,” the president said.

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