December 6, 2019
Economy of the country is in doldrums: Mamata Banerjee
Like every year, Trinamool organised the annual Sanhati Dibas rally at Mayo Road today. Speaking on the occasion, Mamata Banerjee took on the Centre on the issue of sagging economy, unemployment and rising prices of essential commodities.
She said, “Prices of onions are skyrocketing. They are busy in Hindustan-Pakistan fights. Will that yield onions for people? It is astounding that the Finance Minister stands up in the House and says she does not eat onions. Whose subject is price rise? It’s the Centre’s responsibility.”
She also said, “Few months ago they wanted to know from the States how many tonnes of onions we need. We asked for 200 metric tonnes per week. They sent us 20 metric tonnes only. Out of which, 10 metric tonnes turned out to be of bad quality. They think they can take Bangla for granted.”
She wondered why the Centre had not taken any measures before-hand to augment onion production. Bangla Government has started onion cultivation in Purulia, Bankura, Murshidabad, she said.
The CM added, “The economy of the country is in a slump. The country will become bankrupt in future. People will become bankrupt. If the economy of the country prospers, people also prosper.”
She added, “People’s money is no longer safe. If you keep your savings at home, they will usurp it in the name of demonetisation. If you keep your money in the bank, there is no guarantee for its safety.”