West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called out the Centre on Monday i.e 11th September for the release of MNREGA funds due to the eastern state. The Trinamool Congress had acquired official permission to protest against non-release of NREGA dues at three venues in Delhi, the following month. She had further announced a cabinet reshuffle on which led to the major shifting of Babul Supriyo from the tourism department to IT and renewable energy.
“Centre should release NREGA funds due to Bengal, they owe it to very poor people . Delhi police is not our enemy, but they will not be able to give us permission to protest at Rajghat as that will be a political call. However, we can still go there to pray, that is always permissible,” Mamta Banerjee said at a press conference. The Bengal CM also noted that she was going abroad after five years as “no permission was given for foreign travel earlier”. Mamta Banerjee has also scheduled a meeting tomorrow for a visit to Dubai and Spain in order to collect investments. The senior politician also publicly criticised the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu, terming it as a ‘political vendetta’.
“This is a political vendetta. Abhishek Banerjee is being unnecessarily harassed. Likewise, N Chandrababu Naidu was arrested which is not at all appreciable. There should not be vindictiveness, it might boomerang as well,” she explained when she was asked about the ED summons to TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.