Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking the release of delayed central money for her state. The state government claimed that the Centre did not release Rs 7,000 crore, according to sources. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, requesting that the Centre release the state’s unpaid budgetary dues. In the letter, Banerjee expressed her government’s commitment to providing ration to the people using its own funds. She emphasized that there was a lack of trust in the central government to fulfill the same obligation.
According to sources, the West Bengal administration claims that the Centre did not release Rs 7,000 crore in cash for the state’s ration. They stated that the state government will use its funds to distribute rice, wheat, and other ration supplies to the underprivileged throughout the year. Banerjee met with Prime Minister Modi in Delhi on December 20, 2023, and discussed the disbursement of delayed central funding for West Bengal.
In the letter, Banerjee stated that, in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines, the state government did not accept the color and logo chosen for educational institutions.
“The Centre recently sent rules to all states allowing them to use different hues and official trademarks in educational institutions. “In this case, educational institutions are funded by the state government,” she explained. She claimed that universities were self-governing and that the government should not meddle with them. She further remarked that such a choice could not be acceptable in any way. Banerjee stated that the central government was altering the hue of its offices in the state. She stated that the Railways has been changing the colour of the metro stations.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Office had not yet responded.