Odisha Train Accident: Two lakh rupees are being given as compensation amount by a minister of West Bengal to the families of the victims of the Odisha accident. Two lakh rupees are being given in the form of bundles of two thousand notes each. After knowing about this, BJP has raised questions targeting TMC and the minister giving compensation.
West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Tuesday posted a video on Twitter purportedly showing a family from Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district with a bundle of Rs 2,000 notes. According to Majumdar, he had received the money as compensation after he lost a family member in a train accident in Odisha’s Balasore.
A minister of the state is giving financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the victims on behalf of the Trinamool Party on the instructions of Mamata Banerjee. I applaud you. But in this context I am also keeping this question, what is the source of the bundle of 2000 rupees in 2000 rupee notes? pic.twitter.com/TlisMituGG
—Dr. Sukanta Majumdar (@DrSukantaBJP) June 6, 2023– Advertisement –
Sukant Mazumdar asked these questions
Sukant Majumdar tweeted that on the instructions of Mamta Banerjee, a state minister is giving financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the victims on behalf of the Trinamool Party. I appreciate this decision, but in this connection I am also raising the question that what is the source of the bundle of Rs 2000 notes? Mazumdar also asked whether it was a good decision to give Rs 2,000 notes to the families of the victims, given the process of exchanging Rs 2,000 notes in banks?
He said that at present Rs 2,000 notes are in short supply in the market and the process of exchanging them through banks is underway. So haven’t their difficulties been increased by giving Rs 2000 notes to the victim families? Second, isn’t this a way for TMC to convert its black money into white?
TMC leader answered the questions of Sukant Mazumdar
In response, Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh said that giving Rs 2,000 notes to anyone is not illegal as these notes are still valid. Kunal Ghosh termed Majumdar’s statement as baseless. Along with this, Kunal Ghosh asked whether the Rs 2000 note is invalid? Today if someone gives 2000 note to someone, is it illegal or black money?
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met the passengers of the Coromandel Express accident, who are currently admitted in various hospitals in Cuttack. Bengal Chief Minister said that 103 bodies of passengers who died in West Bengal have been identified so far, while 30 are still missing.
“I have already announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs one lakh for the seriously injured,” he said. Let us inform that in the train accident in Balasore on June 2, out of 288 dead, 83 are yet to be identified.