CPI-M refutes Mamata Banerjee’s charges on Tripura government

Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS) Ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Wednesday said West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee indulged in complete falsehood against Tripura and Left Front government.

“Mamata Banerjee in her speech in Agartala on Tuesday indulged in total falsehood against Tripura and Left Front government. We challenge her to prove her bogus claims against Tripura,” Communist Party of India-Marxist state secretary Bijan Dhar said.

“Without knowing anything, Mamata Banerjee provided false information on health, agriculture, education, social welfare, tribals, scheduled caste people and other aspects. She insulted the people of Tripura,” he said.

Dhar, a CPI-M central committee member, said Banerjee had no role in expansion of railway line in Tripura, even when she was the railway minister.

On Tuesday, Banerjee urged the people of Tripura to oust the Left Front government in the state in 2018 assembly election. She also claimed that as the railway minister in 2010, she had sanctioned railway projects for Tripura, while the CPI-M, Congress and BJP did nothing in this regard.

“After a long struggle since 1949, the meter gauge railway line got extended up to Agartala in October 2008,” the Left leader said, adding that Banerjee falsified facts when she said that the Left Front government came to power with a tacit understanding with the central leaders of the Congress.

“Banerjee claimed that she has established 41 super speciality hospitals in West Bengal. But in reality not a single such hospital was set up during her rule so far,” Dhar said.

He said the Left Front government in Tripura is the first in India to enact a law dealing with the illegal chit fund companies.

“However, Banerjee portrayed different picture to malign the Left Front government in Tripura,” Dhar added.

“In literacy, Tripura is the number one state in the country with the current literacy rate of 96.82 per cent. The state has huge made huge progress and got awards from the central government in the fields of health, agriculture, education, social welfare, panchayati raj, tribals and other sectors,” he stressed.

He said the Left Front government has introduced 25 social schemes benefiting 312,000 persons and giving rice at Rs 2 per kg to 25 lakh persons since September 2015.



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