In a veiled assault towards the Centre for refusing to reveal particulars on the PM CARES Fund, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stated her authorities has nothing to cover on the donations it has acquired.
She stated her authorities has thus far received Rs 190 crore to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and for Amphan aid.
She stated the state authorities has launched Rs 6,500 crore and extra can be required.
It has acquired public donations of round Rs 150 crore for tackling COVID-19 and Rs 40 crore for Amphan aid, she informed reporters on the state secretariat.
“We’ve nothing to cover on how a lot we now have acquired. We aren’t shying away from speaking about it,” she stated in a veiled assault towards the PMO’s refusal to reveal particulars on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund, telling a RTI applicant that the fund is just not a public authority below the ambit of the RTI Act, 2005.
The Prime Ministers Citizen Help and Aid in Emergency Conditions (PM CARES) Fund was set as much as settle for donations and supply aid through the COVID-19 pandemic and different related emergencies.
“We’ve used no matter help we now have acquired from the frequent folks for his or her trigger. I can guarantee that the fund can be utilized in a really clear method by the federal government for public objective and never for every other trigger,” Ms Banerjee, who’s among the many harshest critics of the BJP-led authorities on the Centre, stated.
“I thank the frequent folks for serving to us with this fund. I’ve seen that individuals have helped us with donations of Rs 50 for COVID-19,” she stated.