Hamirpur (HP), Jun 8: Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Saturday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for skipping the NITI Aayog meeting and said by doing so she was harming the people of her state.
Ms Banerjee should take a lesson from the Lok Sabha election results, in which she had suffered a lot at hands of the BJP, he told reporters.Mr Thakur said that instead of boycotting the meeting, the West Bengal CM should have come up with concrete proposals for her state. 'Her absence from the meet proves that she has no love and affection for the people who had made her the Chief Minister.'
The Union Minister said that the Lok Sabha polls had brought out her real face and if she continued to behave in the same manner she would face the music in the coming Assembly elections and vanish from the political scenario of the state.Mr Thakur said that there were certain people who were busy in 'dharna' and procession rather than working for the welfare of the masses and Ms Banerjee was one of them.
On Repo rate, he said that the RBI had taken steps for strengthening the economy of the country and more was on the anvil. Once such steps were announced, those would help the people raise their livelihood and stand on their feet.
Replying to a question on the coming budget, he said that the main priorities of the Centre would be to continue with people-oriented schemes of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi especially pucca houses to the poor and water tap in very house of the country.Referring to the growing incidents of atrocities on women in the state, he said that steps would be taken to protect the fairer sex. (UNI)