In a veiled warning to the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that she would wait for a few days for her demand of a three-year moratorium on loan repayment to be accepted after which she would decide her future course of action.
“I will wait for a few days, I hope the issue will be sorted out. In a democracy, talks are always good. I am waiting for last 11 months for the solution,” she said after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“During the last 11 months, I have met the Prime Minister 10 times and the Finance Minister 20 times. I will wait for a few days, after that I will decide politically what can be done for my State,” she said, indicating unhappiness at the lack of proper response to her demand. When it was pointed out that there was a problem in granting a moratorium, she said: “What is digestible to me is not digestible to the Finance Minister. The food which is digestible to my people is digestible to me. Whatever will be done, I will wait for few days.”