"Despite repeatedly telling this government, it has deprived and exploited the state. The Prime Minister had himself committed before the election that if we were voted to power, the Centre would help the state and restructure the debt. Nearly three years have elapsed since then," Banerjee told a press conference in Jalpaiguri.
"This government is on the way out. The sooner it goes the better," she said.
She reiterated that the Left Front government has left behind a huge debt because of the Centre allowing it to take loans.
"The previous government did not follow the Fiscal Responsibility Budget Management," she said.
She said that the state wanted a transparent debt-restructuring plan so that it could invest revenue earned for infrastructure development.
"West Bengal was deprived the most. We have repeatedly sought restructuring of the debt but it was not accepted," she said.
At a recent party rally in Jalpaiguri, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh had voiced his support for Mamata, saying that her demand for a three-year moratorium on interest on central loans is justified.


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