‘Can go to Spain but can’t…’: Adhir Ranjan slams Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for foreign trips amid dengue outbreak

West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary has criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recent visit to Spain amid the spread of dengue cases in the state, saying she can go to Spain but is unable to understand the pain of the people.

Talking to reporters, he said, “We had already warned the state government about the rampant dengue outbreak during August-September. This is due to the government’s indifference to the common people. That Spain Can go but cannot understand the pain of the people here.

Adhir Ranjan further attacked the Chief Minister for staying in a luxury hotel in Spain during his visit to the European country.

“We have heard that the Prime Minister does not draw her salary. She supports herself by selling her books and her paintings. How can you afford to stay in a hotel in Madrid with that expense?” 3 lakh per day?” asked the Congress MP.

Describing the visit as a ‘luxury trip’, Adhir asked, “How much did you spend on this trip? Which industrialist have you brought here? Don’t fool the people here.”

“If you get back 10% of what you spent in Biswa Bangla Industrial Meet, lakhs of unemployed people of Bengal would get jobs. We want to know which Spanish companies want to invest in Bengal,” he said to the Chief Minister. Criticized further. .

However, CM Banerjee, who returned to Kolkata on Saturday evening after a 12-day visit to Spain and the UAE, said her visit was “very successful” in attracting investment in the state. “It was a great trip. I have never seen such a successful tour in my life. I am happy that I could do so much for Bengal,” the chief minister told reporters at the airport here. He also said, “These meetings were organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce FICCI. Major MoUs were signed.”

Meanwhile, talking about the dengue outbreak in the state, six people diagnosed with dengue died on September 23, taking the toll in the state to over 30 this year, officials said, PTI reported. has given Two of the six patients, one from Salt Lake and the other from Baghajatan, died during treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata, officials said on Friday. . He further said that two persons died in Ghatal of Pachim Madanipur and two persons died in nearby Kharagpur. Meanwhile, a migrant worker who returned from Kerala with Nipah-like symptoms has tested negative, a health department official said after receiving a report from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) where his sample was taken. was sent He said that the man is undergoing treatment at Beliaghta ID Hospital and has high fever, nausea and throat infection.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

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