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Govt hits back at Mamata on eve of anti-FDI protest

PTI  Chennai, September 30, 2012
First Published: 18:41 IST(30/9/2012) | Last Updated: 18:55 IST(30/9/2012)

Hitting back at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over her criticism of UPA government's policies, Union minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday alleged that no industrial activity has taken place in her state or jobs created since she came to power.


"After Mamata Banerjee came to power in West Bengal, there is no industrial development and no jobs were created. A state cannot remain like that.... The Centre cannot remain like that," the minister of state in PMO told reporters at the airport in Chennai.

"Centre has to march forward for the purpose of fulfilling the wishes and aspirations of the people", Narayanasamy said on the eve of Trinamool Congress' demonstration in Delhi to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, an issue on which it has withdrawn support to the UPA.

Banerjee had alleged on Saturday that "Looting is on in the name of aam admi and reforms".

"Reforms are meant to usher development for the people. Now-a-days, the trend is whenever any anti-people decision is taken, it is taken in the name of reforms," Banerjee had said in her post in Facebook.


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