Mamata Banerjee seeks appointment with PM Modi on debt waiver

Kolkata, Feb 25: In a fresh bid to seek a waiver of the huge debt burden her government inherited from Left Front rule, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sought an appointment with Narendra Modi, urging him to consider the demand.

"I have written to the Prime Minister to consider waiver of the debt burden on us immediately. I have sought an appointment to meet him along with a delegation of my Members of Parliament to discuss the issue," Banerjee said on Facebook.

Mamata seeks appointment with PM

"We have long been pursuing with the central government for waiver of the huge debt burden left upon us by the previous government in West Bengal. We have waited for more than three and half years with no results," Banerjee said.

Mamata said that the deduction of about Rs 28,000 crore every year towards debt taken by the previous government has been increasing.

"No other state in the country is as 'debt-stressed' as West Bengal because of the gross misrule of the previous Left Front Government for long 34 years."

"Our state needs immediate relief from the debt burden, so that growth and development efforts continue unhindered, Banerjee said.


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