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But This is truth! "If we call ministers in West Bengal 10 times, they do not pick the calls" said Central minister Pratima Bhoumik

Delhi, 02-08-2022: While raising a supplementary query during Question Hour on Tuesday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said it had become a habit in West Bengal of not taking calls and not listening to us, as he took a swipe at the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state.

There were loud protests in the House by Trinamool Congress members against the remarks by the minister and Chowdhury. 

In response, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik said that for the past year since she became a minister, she has been trying to distribute appliances worth Rs 12 crore to differentially abled and senior citizens in the district but has not been successful. 

Pratima Bhoumik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said, “If we call ministers in West Bengal 10 times, they do not pick the calls. And those who are with the ministers also are scared to share the minister's mobile numbers”. This is the situation of Wst Bengal, she said as members in the Treasury benches shouted at the TMC counterparts.