"When I don't meet the Prime Minister, media say I am always fighting. When I meet him, they say we have a deal," she said at a meeting here with the newly-elected party councillors in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
    
"I am in favour of making the federal structure of India stronger," Mamata, Trinamool Congress chief, said.

Banerjee had yesterday stated that she would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state from Saturday if he gave time and submit a memorandum to him regarding development of the state.
    
"It is my constitutional duty which I have to perform," she said.
    
She said that the Centre slashed allocations for various schemes like Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Backward Region Development.
    
"They have reduced funds for ICDS. There are no funds for mid-day meal scheme. How will poor students survive? So many people will be out of work if 100 Days' Work Scheme is curtailed. I will raise all these issues with the Centre," she said.
    
Reiterating that the state had inherited a huge debt burden, Banerjee said, "The Centre takes away our revenues for no fault of ours. The Centre raises taxes from all states and then distributes money to us. They are not doing any favour".
    
Without naming the BJP government at the Centre, she said, "Some people are trying to incite communal tension. It is easy to create rifts. It is not easy to win hearts. We are working for people of all castes, creed and communities".

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