KOLKATA: Continuing her tirade against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that her state was being denied funds under central schemes.
"Delhi has stopped funds under 100 days' work. And is taking away major share of our revenue. The centre is also not paying our due share of funds.
"The centre deregulated prices of fuel. Soon after coming to power, the BJP hiked FDI in railways, defence. There is a limit to fooling people. The centre is cheating people," she said while addressing a party workers meet in North Bengal's Siliguri.
Banerjee also ridiculed Narendra Modi endorsed Swachh Bharat mission, saying: "We do not pose with brooms before the camera."
'BJP, CPI(M) Are Brothers'
Ridiculing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who leads the sole surviving Marxist regime in the country, for inviting Prime Minister Modi, Mamata dubbed the CPI-M and the BJP as "brothers in arms".
Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, hit out at the Narendra Modi led central government accusing it of "fooling and cheating the people of the country."
"The CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) has invited Modi to Tripura. CPI-M, BJP are now brothers in arm. One is the younger brother, the other the older. They are shameless, to the people, they show they can't stand each other but now their cozying with each other is out in the public," she said.
Modi, who was in Tripura to inaugurate a gas-based thermal power project, Monday met Sarkar who had invited the prime minister to address the state cabinet on his favoured theme of good governance.
Mamata's all out attack on the Centre came two days after the BJP chief Amit Shah threw salvos at the state government during a rally in Kolkata saying that the countdown to the Trinamool Congress’ collapse had begun.
Shah had also accused the chief minister of shielding those accused in the Saradha scam and alleged that the chit fund scam money was used to fund the Burdwan blast.
Shah's comments had invited sharp reaction from the Trinamool Congress which mocked at the BJP chief saying "those who come to Bengal as migratory birds, address a rally and go back to Delhi will never win here."