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Press Trust Of India
Kolkata, September 04, 2009
Claiming the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee-led West Bengal government has become 'bankrupt,' the Trinamool Congress on Thursday said that it was now surviving on funds released by the Centre for 'Aila' relief. "The government in this state has become bankrupt. It is now surviving on funds sent for 'Aila' relief," Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikary told the tri-annual conference of the Federation of Secretariat Employees (WB) held at Writers' Buildings.

Comparing Bhattacharjee's industrialisation drive to the colonial expansion of the British, he said, "the chief minister is playing around with land. If he seriously wanted industry, the closed units along both sides of the river Hooghly would have been running."

Adhikary demanded employment for the five lakh registered unemployed in the state.

Claiming that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee would enter the secretariat as chief minister after the next Assembly elections, he said, "after the drubbing in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Left parties here are showing humility. Do not believe them."

Earlier, the Federation elected Sanket Chakraborty as its General Secretary.