Kolkata, Sep 29: Continuing her tirade against the Congress-led UPA, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused the central government of “looting in the name of reforms”.
“Reforms are meant to usher development for the people. Nowadays, the trend is whenever any anti-people decision is taken, it is taken in the name of reforms. In the name of reforms and ‘aam admi’, loot is going loot,” wrote Banerjee on Facebook.
Ever since withdrawing support from the UPA on the issues of economic reforms, Banerjee has been attacking the government, demanding a roll back of FDI in retail and hike in diesel prices.
Six Trinamool Congress central ministers had submitted their resignations Sep 21 to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in protest against allowing FDI in retail, diesel price hike and the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders.
Her comment comes on a day when she has left for Delhi for her party’s demonstration in the national capital Monday in protest against the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail.
All Trinamool MPs are supposed to take part at the demonstration at Jantar Mantar Monday.