Reject Bengal government’s new loan plea, Suvendu Adhikari urges Sitharaman

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Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) Opposition West Bengal Assembly Leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reject new loan demands from the West Bengal government. ‘State.

Referring to a new request for Rs 10,000 crore loan in the market made by the government of West Bengal in Reserve Bank of India (RBI), he said that since the state government has reached its borrowing limit under the Fiscal Responsibility and Fiscal Management (FRBM) Act, all new borrowing requests should be rejected.

Adhikari also claimed that the state government is currently under the weight of an accumulated debt of around Rs 6,00,000 crore.

In his message, the BJP leader also alleged that although the state government made the new request for the loan for the purpose of infrastructure development in the state, in reality, it would spend the amount for the payment of the wages and salaries as well as unemployment benefit payments. scheme like Lakshmir Bhandar, the monthly allowance scheme for women in the state ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.

“Needless to say, there are many bogus workers in local bodies and most of the beneficiaries of Laxmi Bhandar are not eligible to receive stipends. If this loan is allowed, precious Indian government funds will be misplaced by a simple misuse of public funds,” he said.

He ended his message with advice to the state government that it should try to increase its own revenue generation by changing land policy and creating an enabling environment for the creation of industries and the mobilization of investments to revive the economy, create jobs and reduce the debt. charge.

Reacting to the message, Santanu Sen, a Rajya Sabha member of Trinamool Congress, said such ratings were natural for a politician like Adhikari “who is anti-Bengali and anti-Bengali”.

“This is not the first time that he has called on the Union government to stop payments to the West Bengal government. ‘State,’ he said.

–IANS

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