TMC leader Derek O’Brien accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making a false claim while inaugurating new rail routes in West Bengal

TMC leader Derek O’Brien accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making a false claim while inaugurating new rail routes in West Bengal. The PM inaugurated the extension of the Kolkata Metro from Noapara to Dakshineswar, the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram, the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat section, the third line between Rasulpur and Magra and the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara. Maintaining that the Centre had not started these rail routes, O’Brien pointed out that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had allocated the budget for the same in 2011. He was referring to the announcements in the Railway Budget 2011-12 made by Banerjee who was then serving as the Railways Minister in the Manmohan Singh-led government.