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October 29, 2015

There can be no politics over development: WB CM in Jangalmahal

There can be no politics over development: WB CM in Jangalmahal

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today said that in a democracy there can be no politics without people and it was her social responsibility to work for them. She was addressing a public rally at Gopiballavpur in West Midnapore district.

After inaugurating a bouquet of projects at the venue, the Chief Minister highlighted the various schemes started by her in the past four years. She said that the GSDP growth of Bengal was higher than the national average. Despite paying off crores of rupees as installments for debt incurred by the CPM, a lot of new roads, schools, colleges were built, she maintained.

“We have started 13 new universities in four years. Polytechnic colleges are coming up in every sub-division. We started fair price medicine shops. Beds are given for free in Bengal hospitals. We have started setting up fair price diagnostic centres. Poor people can now afford MRI, CT scans, dialysis,” she said.

“We have set up critical care units across districts and sub-division. Poor people get healthcare for free. We have started a Mother and Child Hub. We started a Breast Milk Bank, Cord Blood Bank. We started Shishu Sathi scheme. Surgeries for cardiac problems in kids are performed for free,” she added.

The Chief Minister said that land and forest pattas have been distributed to over 3 lakh people in the State. 3.2 crore people out of 9 crore people in Bengal get rice at Rs 2/kg, despite lack of funds from Centre, she added.

“From agriculture to schools & colleges, Karma Tirtha to tourism, we are working for all round development. I do not believe in politics. I work for Maa, Mati, Manush. We are all Paschim Banga parivar,” Mamata Banerjee said.