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CCD founder’s death: Mamata blames it on Central agencies

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 1, 2019, 1:43 am IST
Updated : Aug 1, 2019, 1:43 am IST

She complained that the Central agencies have been forcing many industrialists to leave the country.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Training guns on the Narendra Modi government once again, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has blamed the Central investigative agencies for the death of Cafe Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha in Karnataka.

She complained that the Central agencies have been forcing many industrialists to leave the country.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon she said, “I am deeply shocked by the incident relating to V.G. Siddhartha, Cafe Coffee Day founder. It is indeed very sad and very unfortunate. From what he has expressed, it appears that he was greatly depressed due to harassment and pressure from different agencies for which he could not run his business in a peaceful manner. This he could not resist.”

The Trinamul Congress supremo elaborated, “I hear from different sources that captains of industry in the country are under pressure; some of them have left the country and some are contemplating to move out. All the Opposition parties are afraid of horse-trading and harassment with political vendetta.”

She alleged, “On one hand, the economic growth of the country has nosedived to as low as 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2018/19, the lowest in the last 5 years, and unemployment has increased to the highest level in the last 45 years.”

The West Bengal CM argued, “On the other hand, the Central government is actively pursuing disinvestment of government assets, from Ordnance Factory Board to BSNL, from Air India to Railways, from Chittaranjan Locomotive Works to Alloy Steel Plant, Durgapur and about 45 more public sector undertakings.”

Ms Banerjee claimed, “The overall economy is in bad shape with the common people suffering the most. Industry and agriculture and creation of employment is the future of our country. If industry is demoralised, then there will be no economic and employment growth. As a result, more and more people will become jobless.”

She added, “My appeal to the government is that when you have been elected, you have to work in a peaceful manner.”

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