Minister Debashree Chowdhury has asked Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to block central government projects. She said that the West Bengal Chief Minister will face a severe backlash if her government tries to prevent central initiatives from reaching people in her state.
She was quoted as saying “I want to work on the basis of mutual understanding with the state government, and expect no hindrance from the Bengal government when it comes to implementing central projects in line with the rest of the country. If the state government tries to hamper our flow of work, the people of the state will remove those impediments.” Ms Chowdhury was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bengal’s Raiganj in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP leader was appointed as the Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet. She said “Women empowerment is a flagship project of the new government. The previous NDA government had also focused on development of women. Our aim will be to achieve our targets in terms of women development in the next five years.”