Mamata reaches Goa as TMC faces heat on income support promise.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee reached poll-bound Goa on Sunday for a two-day visit even as her party’s poll promise of an income support scheme for Goa’s women drew criticism from BJP and Congress.
Mamata is slated to address three public meetings in the next two days in Panaji and Assonora in north Goa, and Benaulim in south Goa. She will interact with Goa TMC leaders and chief editors of media houses on Monday. Meanwhile, the BJP and Congress alleged that TMC’s income support scheme discriminated against women in West Bengal and would strain the Goa economy.
Leader of Opposition in the Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari said, “So the price of women is cheaper in Bengal. While they get Rs 500, their counterparts in Goa will get Rs 5,000. This is nothing but cheap publicity. People need proper development,” said Adhikari.