The TMC on Thursday dubbed the bulletins made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as a hoax and stated the Centre had failed to present West Bengal with the foodgrains it had promised or had despatched these of inferior high quality.
Sitharaman’s bulletins is not going to have any quick affect in reviving the financial system or enhancing the residing situations of individuals, senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Saugata Roy stated.
Keeping up his criticism of the finance minister’s bulletins throughout the day, Roy, a veteran parliamentarian, stated the states are preventing the true warfare in opposition to COVID-19 however have been badly disadvantaged.
“Like Wednesday, Thursday’s announcements too have nothing to offer. One nation, one ration card (announced by Sitharaman) is a commendable target, but it is hard to achieve and will take time to be implemented. There is no relief or economic stimulus for the states, which are fighting the real battle against COVID-19,” he informed PTI.
Continuing his assault, the TMC MP stated no cash has been allotted for the journey and quick wants of migrant labourers, including, “This package is turning out to be a hoax.”
Sitharaman introduced free foodgrains for an estimated eight crore migrant staff for the subsequent two months at a price of ₹3,500 crore on Thursday.
Announcing the second tranche of an financial stimulus package, she stated the eight crore migrant staff, who shouldn’t have both central or state PDS playing cards, will get 5 kg of foodgrains per individual and a kg of “chana” (gram) for 2 months.
The finance minister stated the federal government will make ration playing cards moveable beneath the “One Nation, One Ration Card” initiative to enable migrant staff entry their ration throughout the nation.
West Bengal Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick dubbed the Centre’s announcement of further foodgrains to migrant labourers as a farce and stated it has failed to send the quantity of foodgrains it had promised or despatched these of inferior high quality.
“The Centre is just trying to fool the masses. It failed to provide the amount of foodgrains it had promised earlier. It failed to provide the promised amount of foodgrains or provided inferior quality of inedible grains. They had promised one kg of dal per ration card, but the Food Corporation of India has told us they will not be able to provide it. The rice that is being sent is of a very inferior quality, which is not possible for human beings to consume,” he stated.
Currently, 5 kg of foodgrains per individual and a kg of pulses per family are being given without spending a dime for 3 months until June to PDS (ration) card-holders beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGAY) to profit over 80 crore poor individuals. This is over and above the 5 kg of foodgrains given at a subsidised price to every beneficiary beneath the National Food Security Act.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had slammed the Centre on Wednesday, claiming that its particular financial package was a huge zero and of no use to the states.
The TMC supremo had additionally stated the Centre was “misleading people” throughout the covid-19 disaster.