July 10, 2014
Trinamool Chairperson slams the Union Budget
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Chairperson Ms. Mamata Banerjee expressed her disappointment over the General Budget 2014. On her Facebook page she wrote that the NDA is a Government of the FDI, by the FDI and for the FDI. She termed the Budget as visionless, missionless and actionless from the angle of the common people.
Following is the text of the post she wrote on her page:
“We heard about a strong and vibrant India before the government came to power. We thought that it will be delivered to provide good governance.
But from the beginning, we are getting disappointed. Only one positive sign of the new government is established in two budgets that they have become a government of the FDI, by the FDI and for the FDI.
Already, there is FDI in the retail. Now FDI is increased to 49% in Defence, and Insurance Sectors. In addition, disinvestment in banking sector is up to 49%.
All these will adversely affect the people of the country.
In our State `Kanyashree` project was launched for the first time with a provision of about Rs 1000 crore. It is really shocking to see that an important scheme for girl child `Beti Bachao, Beti Parao` has been announced with only a meager Rs 100 crore for all states and UTs together. Is it not a mockery?
Again Rs 100 crore has been allocated for the start-up companies for the rural youth. As against about 55 crore of rural youth population in the country, only Rs 100 crore is highly insulting to them.
Even though, West Bengal has tremendous potential for textiles sector, it does not find place among the six new textiles clusters announced in the budget.
West Bengal, even being the largest fruits and vegetables producers in the country, has been denied for Horticulture University announced in the budget.
Even in 100 days' work scheme, where the poor people are involved, not a single paise has been increased in allocation. On the other hand, prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene along with prices of fruits and vegetable and other essential commodities are increasing day by day.
The budget is visionless, missionless and actionless from the angle of the common people. It is not going to stimulate growth and development of the poor.
In both the budgets, it is noticeable that Bengal and so many other states are getting deprived.
The new government has just started functioning with a political vendetta. It is the morning that shows the day.”
এরাজ্যে কন্যাশ্রী প্রজেক্ট শুরু হয়েছিল এক হাজার কোটি টাকা দিয়ে৷ অথচ এটা বিস্ময়কর যে, কেন্দ্রের “বেটি বাঁচাও বেটি পড়াও”–এর মতো গুরুত্বপূর্ণ প্রকল্পের জন্য মাত্র একশো কোটি টাকা বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে৷
পশ্চিমবঙ্গে বস্ত্রশিল্পে প্রচুর সুযোগ রয়েছে৷ অথচ, ছটি নতুন বস্ত্রশিল্প তালুকের মধ্যে পশ্চিমবঙ্গের ঠাঁই হয়নি৷
সাধারণ মানুষের দৃষ্টিভঙ্গি থেকে এই বাজেট দিশাহীন, উদ্দেশ্যহীন এবং অকার্যকরী৷ এই বাজেটে দরিদ্রের উন্নয়ন হবে না৷
দুটি বাজেটেই পশ্চিমবঙ্গ সহ বেশ কয়েকটি রাজ্য উপেক্ষিত৷
নতুন সরকার রাজনৈতিক প্রতিহিংসা চরিতার্থ করতে কাজ করছে৷