Relocating Rs 18,000 crore to farmers under the Prime Minister’s Kisan Sanman Nidhi Yojana, PM Narendra Modi on Friday targeted the Mamata Banerjee government, saying only 70 lakh farmers in the state were not allowed to get help due to political reasons. Now West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has retaliated by saying she is misleading the people by telling half the truth. However, giving no clear reason for her decision, Mamata Banerjee said the central government had done nothing to help West Bengal and was not providing Rs 85,000 crore, including GST.
The West Bengal Chief Minister said, “Instead of actively working on farmers’ issues, the Prime Minister today expressed concern for farmers on TV. He said that he wants to help farmers in West Bengal through the PM Kisan Yojana. Mamata Banerjee further said, “The fact is that the Modi government has done nothing to help West Bengal. It has not even released the fraction of the remaining Rs 85,000 crore, including the Rs 8,000 crore GST arrears.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted and accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of depriving more than 70 lakh farmers in West Bengal of the benefits of the Prime Minister’s Kisan Sanman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan) for political reasons. It has been the Prime Minister after releasing the next installment of financial benefits under PM-Kisan, during his address expressed surprise that while protests are being staged against three new agricultural laws, the scheme has been implemented in West Bengal by the state government if not implemented. If it comes, there is no movement.
At the click of a button, the Prime Minister receives Rs. 18,000 crore transferred to the accounts of nine crore farmer beneficiaries. Under this scheme, Rs. 6000 is sent to the farmers’ account in three installments every year. An amount of Rs.2000 is sent in three installments. He said, “Farmers across India are benefiting from this scheme. All the ideological governments are connected with this, but the only one is in West Bengal where more than 70 lakh farmers cannot avail the benefits of this scheme.
They are not getting this money because the government of Bengal is not implementing it for their political reasons. He said that the farmers of the state are going to get money from the Government of India and it does not cost the state government, yet they are deprived of this benefit. The Prime Minister said that many farmers have also written a direct letter to the Government of India for its benefit, but the state government is stuck in it.