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BJP's accusations, TMC's replies

State Finance minister Amit Mitra, in a press communiqué, provides a point-by-point reply to Amit Shah’s “blatant and motivated attempt to distort the truth and misguide the people of Bengal.” Excerpts:

BJPs accusations, TMCs replies
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State Finance minister Amit Mitra, in a press communiqué, provides a point-by-point reply to Amit Shah's "blatant and motivated attempt to distort the truth and misguide the people of Bengal." Excerpts:

CHARGES BY AMIT SHAH

1) We thought after the end of the Left rule, development will begin in Bengal. But we have been disappointed in the last 6 years.

2) Share of Bengal in GDP growth was 25%

during independence. Now it is 4%.

3) Bengal had a debt of Rs 1.9L cr when Left was voted out. It has become Rs 3 lakh crore now.

4) Power production in Bengal is not at par with the national average.

5) Agricultural growth has slowed down in Bengal.

6) TMC promoted appeasement politics. Huge akrosh because of it.

7) Bengal govt failed to curb FICN, made it a laughing stock by opposing demonetisation.

8) Industries shutting down, bomb making factories booming.

REPLIES BY AMIT MITRA

1) They are comparing a government of 6 years with 34 years of Left rule. They are like the seasonal birds who come and go and thus cannot see the development in Bengal. During the first five years of this government, the planed expenditure has increased from Rs 14,615 cr to Rs 54,069 crore. Capital expenditure too has increased 7 times and the state's Own Revenues have doubled.
2) GDP of Bengal has more than doubled from nearly Rs 4.61 lakh crore in 2010-11 to Rs 9.20 lakh crore in 2015-16.
3) Of the Rs 1,13,000 crore increase in the state's debt stock during the past five years, around Rs 94,000 crore went into debt servicing of the debt left behind by the erstwhile Left Front government. In fact, Bengal's debt-GSDP ratio has improved from 41% to 32.58%.
4) Bengal is one of the few power surplus states in the country. By June 2017, 100% rural electrification will be achieved and Bengal will be the first state in India to do so.
5) Bengal has won the Krishi Karman award 5 years in a row from the Government of India for excellence in agriculture since 2011.
6) Kanyashree, Yuvashree, Sabuj Shree, Sabuj Sathi, Gatidhara, Geetanjali, Khadya Sathi, Baitarani, Samabyathi, Samarthan – these schemes are for all. Government of Bengal works for all. Our reforms in e-governance, financial matters and in other areas of public service delivery have benefitted all sections of society.
7) After demonetisation, Amit Shah and his party claimed note-bandi has eliminated fake notes in the country. Everyone knows what the truth is.
8) Industry growth - India 7% Bengal 10%. Furthermore, 40% investment proposals received at Bengal Global Business Summit are in process of fructification. (Figure for same in Gujarat is 2-3%).

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