There is an emotion attached to the announcement of bonanzaThe cash strapped West Bengal government is at it again, giving out a bonanza of around Rs. 28 crore to the Durga Puja organizers throughout the state. No doubt, Durga Puja is the mother of all festivals and celebrated widely with all the fervor in this state. Bengalis all over the world wait for this particular time and whenever they get a chance, they rush to the state to take part in the celebrations. Many artisans showcase their skills during the Durga Puja by making breathtaking pandals and idols and everybody can understand the emotions attached to the celebrations.
When there is a cash crunch, there is no point in being emotional while running the state. The total debt of the state is almost double now compared to the time when TMC took the reins of the state. Most of the tax revenues collected from this state is spent for repayment of loans and whenever any discussion on the financial situation of this state takes place, the state government puts the blame on the erstwhile left front government for the debt trap. The firmness in decision making process is expected from the head of a state and playing with the emotions to gain popularity must be avoided at this juncture.