The tea industry in Bengal is facing difficulties due to the actions of both the central and state governments, according to Sujan Chakraborty, the former leader of the Left Front in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. He alleges that Trinamul Congress leaders have taken loans to revive the industry but have ultimately caused it to collapse. Chakraborty also accuses the central government of making false promises to tea garden workers without following through on them. He claims that the BJP government is using tea garden workers as a vote bank and has not taken any steps to revive the infrastructure of the tea industry over the past five years. Chakraborty asserts that only the Left Front can truly help rescue the state from destruction and alleges that TMC-led government and party leaders are corruptly misusing funds from programs such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and MNREGA. However, he notes that poor people in rural areas are organizing to fight against this corruption.
“Central ministers round the year are visiting the tea gardens considering the vote banks and promising Union government’s help. But through the five years not a single project was taken to revive the infrastructure of the tea industries. Not a single garden was acquired by the Centre. The BJP government is continuing their lies and false promises as elections are coming. But people have detected their fraudulent politics to cheat tea gardens’ wage earners,” he said.Mr Chakraborty said only the Left Front could be a real alternative force, which could rescue the state from destruction.
“TMC-led government and party leaders are looting everything including the funds of Pardhan Mantri Awas Yojana, working days under MNREGA, even funds of cattles and chicken farming for rural populace. However poor people are uniting themselves in rural areas to give reply against the mountain-like corruption,” he said