West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has on Friday, issued a notice to the centre about interfering in her state. Mamata Didi, who is well on her way to pull off a Kejriwal, said that she would protest on the roads of Delhi if the Central government doesn’t stop interfering in West Bengal. Talking about the proposed countrywide strike called by trade unions, she stressed that no bandhs would be allowed in the state of West Bengal. The TMC chief has been at loggerheads with the Modi-led Central government for quite a while now. Recently, Mamata had sparked a controversy by accusing the BJP government of bulldozing the federal structure of the country. She had said that the Centre was in clearly violating the constitution by interfering in the matters of the state government. Mamata had accused the Indian Prime Minister of running a dictatorship.
The West Bengal state government had earlier received a letter from the Centre stating that the centrally-sponsored schemes are being rationalised, Mamata had claimed. She had the, gone on crying forceful execution and hypocrisy by the centre without taking the states into confidence while talking about cooperative federalism.
She had claimed that since the BJP were not likely to win the elections, they were trying to run a Presidential regime. While accusing the Modi government of being the ‘most arrogant government she had seen’, she complained that the state governments pay for all the funds on schemes named after the Pradhan Mantri. She complained of never having to face such discrimination before. She had also criticised the government’s “Pakistan policy” and blamed the cow vigilantism violence on the centre. Mamata’s threat to the centre about protesting on the streets of brings the sight of the AAM Admi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s regular theatricality back. The Trinamool Congress, with its 34 MPs, is the fourth-largest party in the Lok Sabha, after the BJP, the Congress and the AIADMK.