No one will bid for WB: Mamata

Describing the dire financial condition of the state in a most unlikely statement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said if the state was put up for auction, there would be no bidder. 

"It is my misfortune. Had I any idea of the state's financial condition, would I have taken up this position? Oh my God! This is a dangerous place. A few of us are struggling against all odds. I believe if we auctioned West Bengal, there would be no buyers," Banerjee said at a city police programme here.

“We have raised tax collections by 35 per cent. But still we can’t make ends meet,” she added.

Banerjee’s statement was strongly criticised by Congress and Left Front and both the parties felt that she was incapable of running the state and should step down.

“Her budget speaks for itself. Non-planned expenditure has surpassed planned expenditure and there is economic anarchy in the state. Without blaming us, she should try to run the state properly,” Leader of the Opposition and CPM politburo member Surya Kanta Mishra said.

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