LAST UPDATED: April 24, 2021, 8:48 a.m.
Durgapur (West Bengal): In Durgapur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee targeted the BJP at a press meet on Friday and took a dig at the central government over the growing cases of coronavirus.
She said that due to the futility of the central government, the cases of coronavirus is increasing.
“The central government is playing with the lives of the people. The state previously had a system of 15 thousand oxygen cylinders, which has been increased to 20 thousand. Oxygen is being given from SAIL’s steel plants located in our state to other states, where they are needed, give it to them. In 20 thousand crores, vaccine work will be done in the entire country, but that fund is also not giving center,” she said.
“Lakhs of crores have been donated to the PM Cares Fund. He said that the Election Commission remained the rule on campaigning, we demanded that the last 3 phase of voting be put together. But the Election Commission did not pay attention, now when the PM’s meeting was canceled, it made a rule on publicity. The Election Commission is transferring DMs, SPs,” she added.
Targetting the BJP, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief said, “They are spending crores of rupees. Take money from them but do not vote. Where did the BJP candidate come from. We made Asansol a district, gave it a police commissioner, a university. Built an airport in Andal, which will become an international airport in two years.”
“Tomorrow I will go to Birbhum and do a virtual meeting. After that I will go to Tarapith,” she added.
She appealed to everyone to vote for TMC candidates Malay Ghatak. TMC candidates Sayoni Ghosh, Hareram Singh, Bidhan Upadhyay, Tapas Banerjee, Ujjwal Chatterjee, Dr. Pradeep Majumdar, Narendranath Chakraborty, Vishwanath Paryal were also present.