Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Monday alleged that the BJP-led Central Government is yet to clear its stand on the violence being perpetrated in Manipur.
The visuals coming out of the State are extremely disturbing, Banerjee said and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ on Manipur.
“Even today, there are over 20 lakh people in Bengal who await funds for the Awas Yojana to build houses for themselves. Meanwhile, the Central Government has spent over Rs 1,500 crore to build a New Parliament House, yet is reluctant to discuss key issues in the Parliament House, ” he further alleged.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, himself, claimed that by 2022, every individual would have a roof over their head. We are now in July of 2023, and over 20 lakh people in Bengal still await funds for Awas Yojana, ” Banerjee stated.
Alleging that the BJP government doesn’t want to discuss the Manipur issue in Parliament, he said, ” They are diverting attention from Manipur by citing issues in Bengal and Rajasthan. However, let me inform the Prime Minister, that Bengal has had steady internet connectivity for the past three months and the law and order situation in our State is absolutely fine. “
” If the PM thinks that the situation in Manipur is good, why isn’t he showing that by restoring internet connectivity in Manipur? ” Banerjee asked.
“This is the reality of the ‘Double-Engine’ government in Manipur. This is a matter of shame for BJP, it is a testament to the fact how incompetent and inefficient the central government has been, ” he averred.