GG News Bureau
Arambagh, 13th Feb. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the opposition BJP and CPI(M) on Monday, accusing them of obstructing recruitments in various departments by moving courts and jeopardizing the prospects of the state’s youth.
Banerjee asserted that despite efforts to smear the Trinamool Congress government with false corruption charges, it remains committed to the state’s development. She expressed frustration at the opposition’s legal challenges hindering the appointment process for approximately five lakh government jobs.
“While it’s their fundamental right to approach the courts, the opposition’s actions lack compassion. There are countless vacant positions, yet CPI(M), BJP, and Congress leaders prevent us from filling them,” she lamented during a government event in Arambagh, Hooghly district.
Banerjee highlighted the state government’s achievements in implementing welfare schemes despite financial constraints imposed by the Centre. She condemned what she described as attempts to tarnish her government’s reputation with fabricated corruption allegations, particularly in light of TMC leaders facing arrests by central investigative agencies.
The TMC leader accused the BJP-led central government of withholding West Bengal’s dues, amounting to Rs 1.18 lakh crore, contributing to financial strain.
In response, BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya dismissed Banerjee’s accusations as unfounded, attributing any halt in recruitment to alleged corruption within the TMC-administered recruitment process.
The exchange shows the ongoing political tension in West Bengal, with allegations of corruption and obstruction dominating the discourse between the ruling party and its opposition counterparts.