February 26, 2015
No other State in the country is as ‘debt-stressed’ as West Bengal: WB CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee has written to the Prime Minister to consider waiver of the debt burden on West Bengal immediately.
On a Facebook post she wrote:
“We have long been pursuing with the Central Government for waiver of the huge debt burden left upon us by the previous government in West Bengal. We have waited for more than three and half years with no results.
The deduction of about Rs. 28,000/- crore every year towards debt taken by the previous government, has been increasing.
No other State in the country is as ‘debt-stressed’ as West Bengal because of the gross misrule of the previous Left Front Government for long 34 years.
Our State needs immediate relief from the debt burden, so that growth and development efforts continue unhindered.
I have, therefore, written to the Prime Minister to consider waiver of the debt burden on us immediately.
I have sought an appointment to meet him along with a delegation of my Members of Parliament to discuss this issue.”