Mamata skips ‘one nation, one election’ meet in Delhi

Wednesday 07th February 2024 06:02 EST

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who was scheduled to fly to Delhi on Monday to attend a meeting on 'One Nation One Election' on Tuesday, cancelled her trip at the last moment citing the state budget. Meanwhile, Suvendu Adhikari, BJP legislator and leader of the opposition in the state legislative assembly, who met finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, hinted that the centre could send a team to West Bengal to probe into allegations that the state administration was using funds under the 15th finance commission to pay electricity bills of state government buildings. “I have cancelled my Delhi trip because the state budget is scheduled on February 8. Today we held a cabinet meeting to discuss budget-related issues. As I have just two days in hand and it is an emergency situation, I have cancelled in the trip,” she said.

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