BJP asks Mamata Banerjee to stop behaving like Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Advising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benarjee to stop behaving like her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, who usually blames the central government for non-cooperation, the BJP said on Friday that she should rather focus on governance.

File image of Mamata Banerjee. AFP

File image of Mamata Banerjee. AFP

"Our advice to Mamata Banerjee is to stop behaving like Arvind Kejriwal and get down to good governance so that the ruling Trinamool Congress honours the mandate given to them in 2016," said BJP National Secretary and West Bengal in charge Siddharth Nath Singh.

"Moreover rather blaming BJP for a cow census in Bengal, she should conduct census of cow smuggling to Bangladesh from Bengal being supported by her party workers," he added.

Banerjee had on Friday given three months time to the central government to waive the huge debts her government inherited from the previous Left Front regime and threatened to launch a movement on the streets of New Delhi if "interference" in the federal structure is not stopped.

"Mamata Banerjee's outburst at (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji on Friday at TMC party function reflects her frustration as she cannot in her second term, blame previous state government of legacy problems she had inherited," Singh said in a statement.

Hitting back at Banerjee, Singh said that governance has never been her asset.

"Therefore, knowing her weakness, she is from day one of her second term, started to play a victimhood card and blaming centre for funds and non-cooperation," he said.

Singh claimed that Modi government is known for strengthening the federal structure and it is also important to note that under 14th Finance Commission, it has allocated Rs 2.5 lakh crores more than what West Bengal got under 13th Finance Commission.

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Updated Date: Aug 26, 2016 22:01:17 IST

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