Mamata Banerjee

Demonetisation war: Mamata to sit on dharna in Patna today

Demonetisation war: Mamata to sit on dharna in Patna today

Patna [India], Nov. 30 : After her mega rally in Lucknow, Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday will sit on a dharna in Patna, Bihar today to demand roll back of the Centres' demonetisation decision.

RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad said, the party will accompany Banerjee during the dharna, however, RJD alliance partner and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led JD(U) will not participate.

Talking to reporters in Patna, Banerjee said every political party has its own stand on the demonetisation issue and so Nitish Kumar and his party.

Mamata Banerjee to visit Singapore from August 17

Mamata BanerjeeKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will pay a six-day visit to Singapore from August 17 at the country's invitation for improving business and cultural relations.

This would be her first foreign visit after assuming office in 2011.

She would be accompanied by a 'very high level' official and business delegation and would use the opportunity to attract foreign investment to the state.

Briefing reporters on her visit, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said the Singapore Foreign Minister K Shanmugam has invited Banerjee to improve relations and she has accepted it.

Mamata Banerjee to visit Singapore with biz delegation

Mamata-BanerjeeSalboni: In her first trip to a foreign country after assuming charge as Chief Minister of West Bengal in May 2011, Mamata Banerjee would visit Singapore with a business delegation to attract investments for the state.

Inaugurating a Rs 615-crore cement plant of OCL India here today, Banerjee said she would visit Singapore accompanied by representatives of various chambers of commerce.

She said her visit was aimed at bringing in foreign investments to the state.

Banerjee said Midnapur district had already received investments amounting to Rs 40,000 crore, adding that the area had huge investment potential.

Swaraj speaks to Mamata ahead of Bangla visit

Sushma-SwarajNew Delhi: Ahead of her visit to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about the two-day trip.

According to official sources, Swaraj made a call to Banerjee to "touch-base" and tell her about the visit during which the External Affairs Minister will hold talks with top Bangladeshi leadership on key bilateral issues including Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), proposed Teesta river pact and illegal immigration to India.

However, the sources refused to give any further details about the conversation between Swaraj and Banerjee.

Survey ranks Kolkata as India's 'best place for quality of life', says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata BanerjeeKolkata: A survey has ranked Kolkata as the best place for quality of life, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

"You all will be happy to know that Kolkata has been ranked as the best place for quality of life among Indian cities in a recently-conducted survey. The study was based on more than 100 parameters in 21 selected cities," Banerjee said on Facebook.

Kolkata topped while Thiruvananthapuram and Bhopal came second and third respectively while Delhi ranked fifth.

Shocked over media's alarming role in Lok Sabha polls, says Mamta

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, May 12 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday expressed shock over the "alarming role" of a major section of the media.

"There's hardly any room for doubt that a few major cash-loaded political parties have taken up control of media houses and engaged them to serve their narrow political interests, trampling down the ethics of democracy and voice of people," she said on her official Facebook page.

Mamata fears vote shift to BJP, says Jaitley

Arun-JaitleyNew Delhi, May 10 : Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Saturday said that she was targeting Narendra Modi as she fears a radical shift of 15 percent vote share away from her Trinamool Congress to his party.

In an article on the party's website, Jaitley claimed the Lok Sabha election results in West Bengal may produce a surprise and the Bharatiya Janata Party's vote share would rise next only to that in Uttar Pradesh.

Don't get angry, you'll fall ill: Modi to Mamata

narendra-modiKrishnanagar (West Bengal), May 7 : Taking a jibe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "continuous attacks" on him, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday urged her not to get "too angry" lest she falls ill.

"Don't get too angry didi (Banerjee)... why are you so upset if the people of Bengal love us? Control your anger, I am worried that you may fall ill," the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said at a rally here.

Mamata giving ridiculous logic to protect scamsters: Anand Sharma

Anand-SharmaKolkata, April 28 : Senior Congress leader and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Monday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to protect people involved in the Saradha scam.

Hitting at Banerjee, who has accused the Congress of using the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the scam to derive political advantage, Sharma said Banerjee's logic that the probe was being instituted because of political difference was "ridiculous".

Put me in jail, will not remove any official: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, April 7 : Lashing out at the Election Commission after it transferred eight West Bengal officials, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to carry out the orders and said she was even prepared to go to jail.

Challenging the commission, Banerjee said: "Put me in jail. I will not remove a single officer as chief minister. You rule and remove."

A fuming Banerjee termed the commission's decision as a conspiracy hatched by the central government, the poll panel, the Congress, the BJP and the CPI-M as also a media group.

Countering Modi, Mamata propounds 'Bengal model of development'

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, April 5 : Countering the BJP's "Gujarat model of development", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday propounded the "Bengal model of development" asserting the western state lagged behind on several parameters.

Banerjee - also the Trinamool Congress supremo - expressed her displeasure over the comparison between Bengal and the Narendra Modi governed Gujarat.

She claimed her government has achieved a lot on the development front despite inheriting a debt burden of over Rs. two lakh crore from the erstwhile Left Front government.

Trinamool alone fighting Congress-BJP-CPI-M covert alliance: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeAgartala, April 1 : The Congress, the BJP and the CPI-M have formed a covert alliance to capture power at the centre and her Trinamool Congress is the only fighting against them, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday.

"The Trinamool Congress alone has been fighting against the Congress, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist). CPI-M would soon be voted out from Tripura," she said while addressing an election rally in southern Tripura's Santir Bazar, 100 km south of here.

Mamata warns 'shameless leaders' against talking big

mamata-banerjeeSiliguri (West Bengal), March 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday launched a veiled attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying leaders who never knew what poverty was should not talk big.

Rahul Gandhi Tuesday criticised the Trinamool Congress government in the state for not utilising central funds.

Hours after he said at a rally in Jalpaiguri that central funds reached Kolkata but were not utilised, Banerjee at another rally at neighbouring Darjeeling district accused the Congress of robbing the state of its due share of money.

Mamata ridicules AAP's fund raising dinner

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, March 22 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for organising a fund raising dinner.

Launching her Trinamool Congress' manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, Banerjee mocked the AAP without naming it in an apparent reference to the recent fund-raising dinner organised in Bangalore during its leader Arvind Kejriwal's visit to the southern city.

Anna skipped meeting as he is unwell: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeNew Delhi, March 12 : An embarrassed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday that social activist Anna Hazare skipped her rally here because he was unwell.

The much publicised joint rally of Hazare and the Trinamool chief ended with the former keeping away and organisers admitting that the crowd turnout was poor.

"Anna is not keeping well. He has congestion...," a visibly disappointed Banerjee told the media later.

Banerjee, who was the only speaker, appealed to the people to radically change the country's political system.

Fresh faces to ensure representative look: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, March 6 : Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said several fresh faces were inducted in her party's candidates list for the Lok Sabha polls to give it a representative look.

In a post on social networking site Facebook, Banerjee referred to the candidates list announced by the Trinamool for the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, besides six constituencies in Tripura, Jharkhand and Manipur.

"Several new faces have been inducted to give our candidate list a truly representative look," she said.

Mamata wants state funding of elections

Mamata wants state funding of electionsKolkata, March 5 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday contended the union cabinet's decision to increase the poll campaign expenditure limit for candidates will encourage corruption and called for state funding of elections.

"There is so much talk about black money and corruption, then why this move to increase the expenditure? I don't know if it's an attempt to legitimise black money, it's unfortunate," Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chairperson, told media persons here.

Mamata announces slew of projects

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, March 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday inaugurated a slew of projects, asserting that her government will continue ushering in the development of the state.

"The centre has stopped releasing funds due for the rural employment guarantee scheme. Not only that it takes almost all our revenue towards debt servicing, despite all these we have been and will continue to usher in development," Banerjee said.

Anna Hazare announces support to Mamata Banerjee

Anna-HazareNew Delhi, Feb 19 : Social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said he would support West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

"The reason I am here is to announce my support to didi (Mamata Banerjee). I am supporting didi not because of her party, but due to her thoughts towards the country and society," said Hazare while addressing a press conference here along with Banerjee.

"I spent my entire life for the country and the society. For the first time, I have met a person like didi who thinks for the country and society," Hazare added.

Will never leave Bengal: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Feb 15 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said she will always remain in Bengal even as she vowed to take Trinamool Congress to the national arena.

"Do not worry, I will never leave Bengal, it is my motherland and I will work for Bengal till my last breath," said Banerjee while addressing party workers and its youth brigade in Burdwan district's Durgapur city.

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