"You (the Centre) tell companies not to invest in West Bengal. They say not to go to Bengal. Our projects are pending. Why these projects are not being cleared?," Mamata Banerjee said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a ‘bizzare man’. Banerjee also accused Modi government of asking companies not to invest in West Bengal. “You (the Centre) tell companies not to invest in West Bengal. They say not to go to Bengal. Our projects are pending. Why these projects are not being cleared?,” Mamata Banerjee said at India Today Conclave. She also slammed Modi government for implementation of demonetisation. Banerjee said that the scheme was not aimed at wiping out black money and the Finance Minister was not even aware of the decision. “Are you Tughluq,” she quipped, adding, “They (government) said it will bring down terrorism. But, in Kashmir, terrorism increased by 12 per cent after demonetisation.”
Banerjee further said that political leaders today are not allowed to speak against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “If I say something against PM Modi, I get a call from their ministers telling me why are you saying things against Modi. I tell them, this is my political right. I will say what I think is right,” Mamata Banerjee said at the event. Asked if she is the principal opposition to PM Narendra Modi, Banerjee said she was not there to oppose an individual. “I have no individual vendetta politics to cater to,” she said.
The West Bengal CM further accused BJP of indulging in divisive politics in West Bengal. “Bengal is the land of Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore. It will not allow ‘Danga’ party or divisive politics to succeed in the state,” Banerjee said. She also accused the central government of ignoring projects for West Bengal’s interest. The Chief Minister said that while there are 47 ports in Gujarat, West Bengal has only two ports yet the Centre is not allowing it to have more ports. Banerjee further said there is no cooperative federalism in the country and situation is like a “Super-emergency.”
“Every industrialist is under the scanner. How will they function in such situation…All media is under the scanner,” Banerjee said.