Kolkata: The CPI-M on Friday alleged that
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to run the West
Bengal government in the "same manner she mishandled" the
"It is quite evident from her running the state that
everything is in a mess because she is following the same
methods she used to mishandle the Railway ministry," senior
CPI-M leader Suryakanta Mishra, who is the Leader of the
Opposition, told a press conference here.
"The wastage of funds during her tenure as Railway
minister is well known and she had to borrow central funds to
meet the deficit," he claimed.
"Now the chief minister is crying hoarse about empty
coffers and blaming the previous Left Front government for the
funds crunch," he said.
Referring to Banerjee yesterday stating that that she
met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee six to eight times
and requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a financial
package, he said, "When she exhausted the funds for the
Railways as minister she moved the Planning Commission and the
Finance Ministry in the same way."
He questioned why the state government was delaying in
placing a full-fledged budget and remained content with only a
"We understand that the government is only two months
old but we expect that it will place a full-fledged budget
when the assembly meets on August 10."