"Does the Centre feel no shame? They are not giving funds meant for people in distress," Banerjee said.
    
"After the floods in Chennai, the Centre released funds in three days. It's been months since floods had ravaged Bengal, but not a single paise has been given," she said addressing a meeting here.
    
The chief minister, however, assured the people, saying, "Have faith on us. We are working for you despite financial compulsions. We want to work more and more for people.”
    
In an apparent reference to the opposition criticism of alleged corruption in TMC, she said, "I don't need house, I don't need car, I don't need land. My party workers will toil hard.”
    
"If someone gets money in hand, that individual may be a thief. The party is not," she added. Further hitting out, Banerjee said the opposition only appeared on TV studios and spread canards against her.
    
The chief minister said that even as the state has won democratic rights, economic independence was yet to be attained 'due to step-motherly attitude of the Centre'.

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