Kolkata: Describing the proposed food security bill as "impractical", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the Congress-led central government of trying to make political gains instead of securing food for the people.

"Though we support food security, the proposed bill is impractical and not a single rupee has been earmarked for it. I ask the Congress to ensure food for the people instead of politicizing the issue," Banerjee told a Trinamool Congress rally in Bankura district.

"If they are so concerned (about food security), what were they doing all these years? Their effort to gain political mileage from this will not fructify because they will not return for another term," said the Trinamool Congress chief.

Campaigning for the upcoming panchayat (rural body) polls in the state, Banerjee ridiculed the Congress for naming centrals schemes and roads after their leaders.

"Why should every road and scheme be named after Congress leaders? There is no dearth of great names in Bengal," she said.

(Agencies)

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