Kolkata: On the eve of Trinamool Congress government`s completion of two years in office, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said two years was not an adequate time to evaluate the performance of her government, which carried the `baggage` of the Left Front regime.
"Two years is not a big time to evaluate a new government. It has on its head the legacy of 34-year rule of the previous regime, a huge debt burden of more than Rs 2 lakh crore and a completely crippled and demoralised government machinery," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.
The new government, headed by Mamata Banerjee, was sworn to power on May 20, 2011.
Outlining her government`s achievements in the past two years "despite severe financial crunch", Banerjee said, West Bengal had exceeded the national average in some key performance parameters.
She gave examples of the GDP, agriculture and allied sectors, industry and services, saying that the state had grown faster than India as a whole in the period under review.
"While the country registered growth in GDP by 4.96 per cent, agriculture 1,79 per cent, industry 3.12 per cent and services 6.59 per cent, Bengal recorded 7.6 per cent, 2.56 per cent, 6.24 per cent and 9.48 per cent growth in the sectors respectively," Banerjee claimed.
She also claimed that revenue collection during 2012-13 fiscal exceeded the previous financial year`s figure by nearly 30 per cent.