West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing audience at Nadia attacked the Narendra Modi government for declaring a health insurance scheme—Modicare—without consulting the states.
“Why shall the states bear 40 per cent of that ?,” the Chief Minister asked on Wednesday at an administrative meeting. “Did you discuss with us before deciding on it? There is nothing new in this (Modicare). We cannot accept the Central government’s bureaucracy.”, she added.
Mocking Central’s Bet Bachao Beti Padhao project she added “The financial allocations in the project is Rs 100 crore for all over India. This means Rs 3 crore for my state which has a population of 10 crore. So per person allocation would be Rs 0.30.” She added that she has already spent Rs 1,200 crore for providing education to girls in the state.
She has also asked people in the state to ensure that the BJP does not win panchayat elections. “Then the development process would be hampered. In all seats our people should win,” she said.
The chief minister also threatened to launch an agitation if the Central government decides to go ahead with the FRDI Bill. “Through this bill, they would take away your fixed deposits. They have also said that bank would not accept cash. If people would not deposit cash then they would park their money with chit funds. Will that be good?”she asked.
“If they don’t take it (FRDI Bill) back, I have decided to start a massive protest.”