Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the Mamata Banerjee government had never backed the Centre’s efforts for the betterment of the tea industry, while the tourism sector couldn’t flourish in north Bengal because of alleged non-transparent practices by the state administration.
Sitharaman sought to put the Trinamul Congress government in the dock over the tea and tourism sectors, which are the backbone of the economy of north Bengal. She flagged the issues concerning the tea and tourism sectors on a day campaigning for 17 Assembly seats in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts ended.
The two districts will go to the polls on Saturday.
Sitharaman first held a meeting with…