Mamta Banerjee thrashes Narendra Modi on his 'Unprecedented Petrol Price Comment', says he indulged in a One-Sided Discussion
West Bengal Chief Minister called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling his discussion with the Opposition Party Chief Ministers, Misleading.
Today, in a federal initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a discussion with the Chief Ministers of various states to review the current Covid Situation and to ensure vigilance and preparedness to tackle any kind of situation. On this, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that "PM in today's meeting with CMs left the matter of rising prices of petrol, diesel & domestic gas on states, that states will have to slash prices. How will states do it? You increased prices. Did you see your income? You said one-sided things to people. Misleading."
This is after the Prime Minister accused the Opposition of not controlling the unprecedented Petrol and Diesel Prices." Banerjee further added, "You appreciated 5 BJP-ruled states & you give them a lot of money. They are given more money than us for a lot of schemes. You give them 50% more. So, it is not a big deal for them to give up Rs 4,000 crores-5,000 crores, you give them Rs 40,000 crores."
She further added, "As far as my state is concerned, you should know that for past 3 yrs I give a subsidy of Re 1 on petrol, our govt suffered a loss of Rs 1.5 thousand cr. You didn't say anything about it. You owe us Rs 97,000 cr. Right now GoI is taxing 25% more compared to WB Govt on petrol. We say that tax revenue should be 50% each for centers and states. But they did not agree. They collect 75%. How will the states run? I would like to tell the PM to see that instead of giving a burden on the states, he should look around."