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TMC accuses Centre of political vendetta against West Bengal

Trinamool Congress on Tuesday hit out at Centre accusing it of ‘political vendetta’ and meting out ‘step-motherly treatment’ to West Bengal over its demand for a three-year moratorium on interest payment on loans to the debt-ridden state.

Raising the issue during zero hour in the Rajya Sabha, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC) said the state is ‘reeling under severe financial crisis’ as his party’s government inherited the debt burden of over Rs 2,00,000 crore from the previous Left Front government.

‘While we have no objection if other states are given benefits, the demand of West Bengal government to put a moratorium on interest of the Rs 2 lakh crore loan should also be met. Debt waiver for West Bengal should be worked out. We have inherited the debt burden from the previous government that ruled the state for over three decades’, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roysaid.


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