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Why is West Bengal deprived of several of central government's policies, programmes?

By Harasankar Adhikari 

Since the time of left-wing rule, the West Bengal state government has been protesting against every policy and program of the central government of India because protesting political parties think that it might badly impact people’s support for this particular political party (which is in opposition to the political party ruling the central government), so it uses to publicize these policies and programs are anti-people, and these are for buttering strategies to the elites. Even left was a secret agreement with the then-Indian Congress-led government. Later, it has been open to all that it was an eye-wash and every act was targeted for the vote.
Since then, the people of Bengal have been discriminated against and deprived of several of the central government's policies and programs. This left was against the introduction and implementation of computers and information technology in the state, and later, it declared a historical blunder (it is this party's very common agenda that leaders consciously did wrong, de-motivated, and diverted the people's attention). Last of all, leaders usually say it was a historical blunder. In a federal system, the central government has the extreme power to rule a nation, and it uses that power to develop programs and policies considering the perspectives and circumstances of the whole nation.
A state (anga rajya) has a little power to bring about change. A state has no separate constitution or set of principles. A state may undertake a few separate welfare and development programs. But it has no right to enact a separate constitution. A central government enacts a uniform rule and undertakes a uniform policy for the nation. And every state has to abide by this.
Now the West Bengal state government is contesting the central government in different ways. The state government is desperately violating every policy of the central government and depriving its people, who are also citizens of India. It has little revenue-generating power. It only renames the programs funded by the central government. No other state has such a problem. But these states have objections against different strategies of the BJP-led central government. It is politically right. But the tax payers of West Bengal are deprived of. No way, it maintains the principles of the Indian federal system. In terms of the different political philosophies of both ruling parties, it may have different actions for vote-making. But state government never develops a parallel nation within a nation.
Recently, the University Grants Commission notified all universities in India not to take admission in M.Phil. degree because, under the National Education Policy 2020, this degree is illegal. No state has any objections regarding this. But the West Bengal government propagates to violate this, and it declares that state universities in West Bengal will offer this degree.
Education is a uniform program granted to all states and all citizens of India. The West Bengal government strategy for the continuation of the M.Phil. degree may be valid within the state because it would be invalid in other states of this nation. Then what would be the future of this degree seeker? This government has already broken the spine of education and educated youth. How long these politically whimsical acts might be permitted? Where do the democratic rights of the people of this state stand?



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