An unwavering ally of the BJP in its tussle with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assault on the state’s Trinamool authorities over its agricultural insurance policies.
“It is a matter of concern for me that farmers of West Bengal couldn’t profit from Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. As governor, I’ve repeatedly approached the Chief Minister relating to this difficulty however none of my letters have been answered,” Mr Dhankhar was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
The governor’s line was a trustworthy replica of PM Modi’s invective in opposition to Mamata Banerjee earlier within the day through which he focused the Chief Minister amid a bitter face-off between the BJP and Trinamool forward of subsequent yr’s meeting elections.
The Prime Minister had lashed out at Ms Banerjee, accusing her authorities of “destroying” the state and depriving its over 70 lakh farmers of advantages from the centre’s flagship PM-KISAN scheme underneath which Rs 6,000 per yr is given to every farmer.
“At the moment I remorse that greater than 70 lakh farmers in West Bengal haven’t been capable of get advantages of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. Greater than 23 lakh farmers of Bengal have utilized on-line to reap the benefits of this scheme. However the state authorities has stopped the verification course of for therefore lengthy,” PM Modi stated, addressing a digital occasion after releasing over Rs 18,000 crore to greater than 9 crore farmer households at a time when he’s confronting the largest protests by farmers in his six-year time period.
Ms Banerjee quickly hit again, accusing the Prime Minister of making an attempt to mislead folks with half-truths and distorted information over the welfare programme. She blamed the Prime Minister of scoring political factors by a televised tackle as an alternative of proactively working to resolve their points.
“Whereas he (PM Modi) publicly claimed his intention to assist farmers of WB (West Bengal) by his PM Kisan Yojana and alleges non-cooperation of the state authorities, the actual fact is that he’s making an attempt to mislead the folks with half-truth and distorted information,” Ms Banerjee stated in an announcement.
Ms Banerjee stated that her authorities has all the time been able to cooperate within the curiosity of the farmers and has written two letters to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and has even spoken to him two days in the past.
A consultant of the central authorities to the state, the Bengal governor has squarely positioned himself as an antagonist to Mamata Banerjee since his appointment final yr and incessantly props up the BJP’s protracted marketing campaign to unseat the Chief Minister.