August 4, 2016
Aparupa Poddar speaks during Zero Hour on the issue of funds for police modernisation
Thank you Deputy Speaker Sir.
Police modernization has been taken out from the list of centrally-funded schemes because of which West Bengal will suffer, specially in Jangalmahal and Hill areas. Chandrakona in Paschim Medinipur district partly comes in Jangalmahal area which falls under my parliamentary constituency of Arambagh; it consists of people from weaker sections of the society.
Since national security is dependent on police modernisation, central government has to allocate funds to the State Government. Bengal should be given full A category status, Hon’ble Chief Minister has already written to Centre regarding the allocation of funds. Hence I urge the Hon’ble Prime Minister to instruct the Home ministry to act upon this demand and do the needful for the betterment of the public.