Trinamool government colluded with chit fund companies: Sonia

Trinamool government colluded with chit fund companies: Sonia

Hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal over the multi-crore Saradha scam, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today charged that it was colluding with chit fund companies which have looted more than 18 lakh people.

 Sonia's attack on the West Bengal government comes days after her son Rahul Gandhi targeted the state government on the same issue.

"Yahan ki sarkar ki milibhagat se chitfund companiyon ne 18 lakh se bhi adhik parivaro ko loota hai, unhe barbad kiya hai. (The government here colluded with chitfund companies which have looted more than 18 lakh families and ruined them)," Gandhi told an election rally here.

"Poor people struggle a lot to save money for them and their kids so that they can use it when needed," she said.

Three days ago Congress party vice-president Rahul had attacked the Trinamool Congress government, saying that it was not taking action against those involved in the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam and instead trying to save them.

Sonia Gandhi also slammed the TMC government on the question of law and order in the state and accused it of indulging in politics on the question of development work."It hurts when the state government indulges in politics even in developmental work," she said.

"The UPA government gave approval for the setting up of AIIMS, but the past Left Front government and now the Trinamool government has not given land for it," Gandhi said.

She said that there was no place for a government in "our democracy which doesn't fulfill the needs of the poor and create obstruction in development work for political gains".

The Congress leader also attacked the state government alleging that the MNREGA project was not implemented properly in the state forcing the workforce to go outside West Bengal.

"It is a matter of regret that whether it is the present or the last government, development work has been overlooked," she said.

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