Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday charged CPI-M with trying to "sabotage" her efforts to "rebuild the state's economy which was in ruins".

Speaking at a function to observe the birth anniversary of the state's second Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, she said, "We are trying to rebuild the state from a scratch. We believe in construction and not in the destruction and we will rebuild Bengal."

According to her, "CPI-M is trying to sabotage all efforts to rebuild a ruined economy of the state."

Banerjee said the previous government had left a backlog of salary arrears of government employees for six months and her government is in a difficult situation to arrange for the funds.

"We want to rebuild Bengal on the path shown by late B C Roy and his ideals will be guiding us," she said.

CPI-M has been "doing all politics for the last 34 years at the cost of the state's development and encouraged party politics in all spheres of life", she said.

"This party totally politicized the administration and this proves a hurdle before us. The party did nothing to develop education and health sectors. This non-performance has its reflections in all other spheres of life," Banerjee said referring to deaths of 18 children in the state-run B C Roy
Children's Hospital.

(Agencies)