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‘You have doubled the debt burden in fewer than 10 many years,’ Senior BJP chief Shishir Bajoria writes an open letter to WB Finance Minister




Expensive Dada,

At the incredibly outset, I am let down that my last letter was not even acknowledged permit on your own be replied to. You can not say you did not get it as it was despatched to your twitter handle. Presume you have handle or at least accessibility to your very own take care of or that is in the tender care of The Guide?

My letter is in response to the comments designed by you a couple times again:

Centre wishes to drown States 

Centre has no being familiar with of financial system – lacks schooling

Centre is flexing its muscle, and so on.

Amit da, you have been a Minister now for approximately 10 years but that does not make you a politician. Contrary to Civil Company officers who get promoted to the elite IAS/IPS support, in politics there is no such advertising. It looks you were seeking your best to please the just one human being constituency with your responses. I do not want to remind you of the incidence when you referred to as names to a very well-known individual whom you had been eulogizing in your past avatar. As a younger brother may well I ask for you not to improve on your own – it just does not fit you.

The moment GDP quantities hit the community area it developed a ton of stir – we are the worst we are sunk informed you so, etc. This reaction can’t be known as out of spot, specially since many so-named ‘economists’, like on your own joined the ranks of politicians tweeting or re-tweeting the headline without scratching the surface area. You appear to be to have done a single far better by stating 23.5% drop in the gross domestic product or service is incorrect and it should really be 32.33%. Pray the place did you get this, dada?

The financial state contracted 23.5% in April-June quarter is a subject of simple fact. India was in a single of the most extreme lockdown for 70 of the 90 days in April-June quarter, every exercise was shut. Resultant GST collection plummeted to Rs 32,000 crs in April 2020 as opposed to Rs 1.14 lac crs a 12 months back. This rose to Rs 62,000 crs in May well and touched Rs 91,000 crs in June just 9% underneath what was there in June, 2019.

Query is- why did we apply a single of the most severe lockdowns when compared to any region, even in advance of any major effect was felt? Even though we are the second most populous nation and the most densely populated, the danger of a swift distribute of virus was imminent and quite a few fold. Like the complete earth was not organized to tackle Covid-19 in the initial months, so were being we. Neither there was the necessary clinic infrastructure nor had been there professional medical protocols to treat this virus, which in no time grew to become a pandemic. By the time European nations around the world could respond to the initial onslaught of the virus, they have been inundated with instances, resulting in large infection and mortality premiums.

This assisted delay the quick distribute, providing the a great deal essential handful of months to build medical infrastructure – ICU beds, ventilators, bi-pap machines, oxygen concentrator, and many others. at war speed. No nation has the onslaught other than a person who stopped reporting. This delay also resulted in we receiving the ‘co-lateral’ gain of health-related protocols, which by then were set.

Though the environment is awaiting the arrival of a vaccine, coupled with the opening up, a rise in situations are remaining discovered everywhere you go. On a positive be aware we have the most favourable figures:

                                         India                 World 

Restoration rate                    80.1%               66.7%

Mortality rate                    1.6%                 3.3%

With the introduction of the Opening up stage, scenario modified fast, manufacturing sprang back. The GST assortment in the previous 3 months – June to August – was Rs 2.86 lac crs only 12% down below when compared to the same time period 2019.

Steel attained an all time significant sales of 14.34 lac tones in August, 35% higher than same thirty day period in 2019.  Cement output in June 2020 reached 26.3 million tones, which is at par with the normal creation in July-December 2019. Automobile sector soon after a close to zero gross sales in April, Might, and negligible in June, bounced back in July and August. As opposed to July, 2019, income of passenger motor vehicles have been 75%, two-wheelers 63%, and tractors 140% in July 2020. Fertilizer product sales are up 40% and all crops are marketed out.  Green shoots are obvious in the malls as footfalls are soaring. On the negative facet the hospitality sector proceeds to suffer.

Amit da, was all this not acknowledged to you or you chose not to know?

Sadly, what did West Bengal see throughout this time period? Returning migrant workers’ entry was blocked, trains have been referred to as Corona Express, some staff ended up quarantined in community bogs, ration despatched by the Central Federal government were looted by your occasion customers, your Authorities walked out of the Aysushman Bharat MOU, even deprived the farmers of central help by not offering their aspects.

Dada, I ought to enhance you for admitting – West Bengal is greatly borrowed. The Still left Front experienced remaining West Bengal with a large personal debt burden of Rs 1.8 lac crs right after their 34 many years rule, but you as the Finance Minister have the difference of doubling it in less than 10 decades and it is however growing. In a latest meeting of Main Ministers with the Key Minister, our Mananiya CM said “we have no earning only burning”. As the Finance Minister, is it not obvious to you that with no market there will be no income and that’s why no earning? If the State exchequer is dipped into for each achievable vote catching programme, there will be only burning. Did it not arise to you to inform Mananiya Main Minister that West Bengal is drowning since of her?

Dada be sure to do reply if not publicly, at the very least privately, else I will not be incorrect in assuming you concur with me.


(Shishir Bajoria is a West Bengal BJP chief, Core Committee Member, Videsh Vibhag BJP)


Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, many others go SC immediately after multiple FIRs about phony news




Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, others move SC after multiple FIRs over fake news

Days after several First Details Stories (FIRs) were filed versus Congress chief Shashi Tharoor, ‘journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai and many others for spreading bogus news through the Republic Day riots, they have now approached the Supreme Courtroom searching for aid in the scenario.

As for each studies, they were being booked for spreading the pretend information that a person protestor was shot useless by Delhi Police all through the tractor rally on Republic Working day. Even so, in actuality, the victim had died right after his tractor overturned in an incident. Rajdeep Sardesai had tweeted the bogus news on Twitter, and later experienced recurring the same on India Now, declaring that bullet injury was observed on the head of the deceased. Shashi Tharoor experienced also circulated the phony news, which experienced instigated the protestors to indulge in violence.

In addition to Tharoor and Sardesai, instances ended up lodged towards Congress mouthpiece Countrywide Herald’s Senior consulting editor Mrinal Pandey, Quami Awaz editor Zafar Agha, Caravan magazine’s editor and founder Paresh Nath, Caravan editor Anant Nath and its executive editor Vinod K Jose, and one particular unnamed particular person. Quite a few fees were being pressed towards them below Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 120B (felony conspiracy), 153 (provocation to lead to riot), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and 505-1b (intent to result in fear to the public).

Various FIRs in opposition to Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor in UP, Delhi, MP

On Saturday, the Delhi Police submitted a circumstance against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and 6 some others in link to the violence on the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Working day. As for each reviews, the To start with Info Report (FIR) was lodged at the IP Estate police station. Whilst talking about the situation, DCP (Central Delhi) Jasmeet Singh explained that the FIR was registered for developing disharmony and spreading false information on Republic Working day about a farmer dying thanks to law enforcement firing.

The Madhya Pradesh Police, also, had filed an FIR towards Tharoor and 6 some others for fake information on the demise of the rioter who died immediately after his tractor turned turtle. UP Police has also lodged a related FIR from the accused under sections 153(A), 153(B), 295(A), 298, 506, 505(2), 124(A)/34/120(B) of the Indian Penal Code, and less than portion 66 of the Details Engineering act.

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