West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the central government for its refusal to disclose details on the PM CARES Fund. Slamming the Modi government she said that her government has nothing to hide on the donations it has received. She said her government has so far got Rs 190 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and for Amphan relief.
The state government has released Rs 6500 crore and more will be needed, said the TMC supremo. The state government has received donations of around Rs 150 crore for tackling COVID-19 and Rs 40 crore for Amphan relief.
“We have nothing to hide on how much we have received. We are not shying away from talking about it,” she said. She heavily condemned PMO’s refusal to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund.
The Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund was set up to accept donations and provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic and other similar emergencies.
“We have used whatever assistance we have received from the common people for their cause. I can assure that the fund will be used in a very transparent manner by the government for public purpose and not for any other cause,” Ms Banerjee said.
“I thank the common people for helping us with this fund. I have seen that people have helped us with donations of Rs 50 for COVID-19,” she added.