West Bengal tribal development unparalleled: Biman BoseDecember 12th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government implemented the maximum number of developmental projects for the tribal communities in its backward districts, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said Friday while reacting to Trinamool Congress allegation that the state did not implement the centrally funded projects.”The way we’ve implemented central government funded projects for the betterment of tribals in West Bengal is unparalleled,” Bose told reporters here.
On Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that the state did not implement the centrally funded projects for the backward classes, he said: “If the centre had any problem with the functioning, they would have consulted the state government directly.”
“You cannot even see that much of development for the backward communities in our neighbouring state Jharkhand, which is considered as a tribal-dominated region in our country,” Biman Bose said.
“About 60 percent of the total land reforms, which was distributed among the tribal communities in India, took place in our state,” added Bose.
Terming Trinamool supremo’s comment as baseless, Bose said: “One needs to be very careful before passing such comment. If she (Banerjee) has to point a figure at the role of West Bengal government, she must gather proper information on the issue.”