'Not even a batasa for Gangasagar'

CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre's "bias", for not releasing any aid for Bengal's Gangasagar Mela while funding the Kumbh Mela in UP. Not even a "batasa (sugar sweet)" was offered to Gangsagar, Banerjee said. She appealed to the Union government to give Gangasagar 'National Mela' status as this would mean grants, but added: "We do not want alms from anyone."

'Not even a batasa for Gangasagar'
CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre's "bias", for not releasing any aid for Bengal's Gangasagar Mela while funding the Kumbh Mela in UP. Not even a "batasa (sugar sweet)" was offered to Gangsagar, Banerjee said. She appealed to the Union government to give Gangasagar 'National Mela' status as this would mean grants, but added: "We do not want alms from anyone."