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TMC spreading canards against Centre on govt schemes: BJP

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
The West Bengal BJP Monday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of spreading canards against the BJP led central government over "non-availability" of funds for central schemes.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh also dared Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to make public data in this regard.
Ghosh's statement came after Banerjee direction to officials on Thursday to rename central schemes, claiming that the state is bearing 80 per cent cost of these programmes but the Union government is taking credit for these.
"Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the TMC is spreading canards against the BJP government regarding the non-availability of funds for central schemes. The Centre has regularly been providing its share of money to the state. The state government should come out with data if it has the guts," Ghosh told reporters.
The BJP leader also denied Banerjee's claims that the Centre is taking credit for paying the farmers under the Fasal Bima Yojana, though the state government was actually making the payments.
"The Centre regularly pays the money for the Fasal Bima Yojna. The allegations are false and politically motivated," Ghosh said.
The TMC government has made it a habit to criticize the central government at every given opportunity, he said.
On the issue of illegal infiltration in West Bengal, Ghosh charged the TMC with using infiltrators as their vote bank.
"The TMC is using infiltrators as their vote bank and that is why it has opposed the Aadhaar Card system being made mandatory," he said.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 8:00 PM IST

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