West Bengal Budget Update: Money to be spent in areas and communities that backed BJP in 2019


Moving forward for the Assembly polls due next year and the upcoming elections to 107 civic bodies in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress government in its last full-fledged Budget focused on social sector spending, especially with an aim to reach out to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population in the state, which had shifted to the BJP in the last year’s Lok Sabha election.

Through the Budget, the ruling Trinamool Congress also tried to win back the support of Matua community — a Scheduled Caste group with presence in at least six Parliamentary constituencies.


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