West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday put out knowledge in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s stinging criticism of her authorities’s efficiency throughout his two-day go to to the state final week.
During a press convention in Kolkata, Mamata supplied a point-by-point rebuttal to Amit Shah’s cost to emphasize that Bengal has progressed properly underneath the Trinamool Congress regime.
She put out knowledge from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to assert that the crime graph of Bengal has dipped within the final decade. Mamata highlighted that Kolkata has been accorded the ‘most secure metropolis’ tag twice.
“When the home minister of the country says something, it should be backed by data, facts and figures. Bengal is ahead of other states on all development indices. I was challenged… so here is my reply,” Mamata said.
“According to NCRB data, political killings, other incidents of crime and rape cases have decreased under the TMC rule. Even suicides here are now being termed as political killings. BJP leaders, while pointing fingers at others, should also speak up against the Hathras rape-murder incident in Uttar Pradesh,” Mamata added.
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The TMC chief said Amit Shah made her state seem like a land of nightmares, nevertheless, the on floor actuality was utterly reverse to it.
“He (Shah) made Bengal seem like a land of nightmares. He made Bengal look like a state that is underdeveloped, with no jobs. Do you know what the situation was in Bengal 11 years ago? How can you compare? I have no objection with the truth, but if there is no truth to the criticism, I will challenge it. Amit Shahji owes me a treat. I love Dhokla and other Gujarati food,” Mamata quipped.
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Interacting with media individuals at a press convention in Bolpur on Sunday (December 20) , Amit Shah had accused the Trinamool Congress authorities in West Bengal of failing to ship on a number of fronts. Shah said the state lags behind most states within the nation on varied parameters, besides on corruption and extortion