Kolkata, July 25: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh today claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘to beg for funds with folded hands’.
His remark, however, drew flak of the ruling party, which said that Ghosh should be having a “better understanding of the federal system”, under which a head of the state can always meet the PM.
Speaking to media persons, the BJP leader alleged that TMC members have siphoned off money from state coffers and left it near-empty.
“She (Mamata) has misused the funds that were allocated by the Centre and now she wants to meet the PM to ask for more with folded hands as the state has gone virtually bankrupt,” the senior BJP leader said when asked about Banerjee’s slated visit to the national capital.
Ruling TMC has hit back saying that Ghosh needs better understanding of federal system, under which a CM can always meet the PM.