The assembly, held via video conferencing, was attended by West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
Sources near chief minister mentioned she didn’t attend the assembly as she was busy within the election marketing campaign forward of the fourth section of the meeting elections.
This will not be the primary time the West Bengal chief minister has not attended a gathering convened by the Centre.
Over the previous few years, the West Bengal chief minister has on a number of events missed the conferences convened by Niti Aayog.
Banerjee had skipped the assembly of chief ministers chaired by Prime Minister on March 17 over rising circumstances of Covid-19 and the vaccination drive.
Trinamool Congress sources had mentioned at the moment the West Bengal chief minister was not in a position to attend the assembly as she had pre-scheduled election conferences.
Earlier on January 23, Banerjee didn’t ship her speech “in protest” at an occasion at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata to mark the 125th beginning anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans have been raised when she was invited to talk.
She later mentioned “government programme should have some dignity” and it “is not fair to insult somebody whom you have invited”. The occasion was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The TMC chief didn’t participate in NITI Aayog in June 2019. Ahead of the assembly she wrote to the Prime Minister that “the NITI Aaayog has no financial powers and the power to support state plans it is fruitless for me to attend the meeting”.
She additionally skipped the NITI Aayog assembly on June 11, 2018, as she was visiting north Bengal for administrative overview conferences.
PM Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister have strongly focused one another through the West Bengal elections. The fourth section of polling will likely be held on April 10.