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Mamata blames Centre for West Bengal debt

New Delhi, Dec 28 (): West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticized the ruling government at the centre for leaving her State in an overwhelming condition, with a debt burden of Rs 2 lakh crore .

Accusing the UPA government, Mamata Banerjee warned the centre by saying that the people of the state have been waiting for a year and a half but the centre has crossed its limit and the people can no more believe the false promises of the ruling government.

Ms Banerjee while addressing at the National Development Council meeting in Delhi yesterday blamed the central government to lead West Bengal into the path of disaster by allowing it to fall into a debt trap. This unkind attitude of the ruling party has left our government in a disastrous financial condition, said Mamata Banerjee in her speech.

Regretting this approach of the government, Mamata Benerjee claimed that it was unpleasant that the UPA-I and UPA-II governments allowed the Left Front government to wildly borrow and increase the debt burden in the state.

Before deciding the 12th Plan document, the debt burden which is more than two lakh crore is not tolerable, said the West Bengal Chief Minister. She also stated that the UPA government has allowed the previous government to borrow Rs 5,173 crore within 28 days, just a few days before the TMC government took charge.

After parting ways with the Central government, Mamata Banerjee said that her government which had a population of ninety million people was left in the lurch, while India assured 10 billion US dollars to the International Monetary Fund for tackling the financial disaster of the Eurozone.

‘If India can undertake USD twenty billion to the IMF for the Eurozone disaster, then what can be the difficulty in introducing such schemes at home?, asked Banerjee who also said that it was painful to talk about the Draft Plan when her state is mired in a financial crisis.