Mamata Banerjee

Mamata asks youth to join politics

Mamata-banerjeeKolkata, Jan 30 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called for "determined" and "dedicated" participation of youth from the state to bring about a change and work for the country's progress.

She asked the youngsters participating alongwith hundreds of thousands of people in the Martyrs' Day rally at the Brigade Parade grounds here to join politics.

"I ask the youth... the college-goers... those who are part of the various student unions in the state... to come forward and work for Bengal, for India," she said as the crowd cheered her rousing address.

Central, Bengal officials discuss Bangladesh, law and order

Anil-GoswamiKolkata, Dec 31 : Home Secretary Anil Goswami Tuesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior government officials here over the situation in neighbouring Bangladesh and the law and order situation in the state.

"We discussed the law and order situation of the state besides other things," Goswami told media persons.

Goswami said the Banerjee government has sought central funds for some projects. "We have requested the state government to send proposals (for funds)," he added.

Two new faces in Mamata government

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Dec 26 : Two new ministers were inducted Thursday into the West Bengal government while a minister of state was elevated and given independent charge, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Thursday.

Binay Krishna Burman, a lawmaker from Mathabhanga in north Bengal's Cooch Behar district, is the new forest minister, replacing Hiten Burman who stepped down citing health issues and illness.

However, political circles feel Hiten Burman got the stick for "non-performance".

Rs 15,000 crore spent on development this fiscal: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, Dec 20 : The West Bengal government has spent Rs. 15,000 crore on development so far this fiscal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Friday.

Interacting with reporters after holding a review meeting of the work done by her ministers, Banerjee said West Bengal was the only state in India where such monitoring of development projects was done regularly.

"We have already spent Rs. 15,000 crore for development projects so far this year. Three months are still left. This is a record," she said.

We don't need alms, Mamata on central funds

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Dec 17 : Continuing her tirade against the central government over the debt issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the meagre central funds the state was receiving were hampering development.

Addressing a government programme in Plassey in Nadia district, Banerjee also attacked the erstwhile Left Front government in the state for neglecting development and burdening the state with debts.

An anti-Congress wave in the country: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeNew Delhi, Dec 11 : There is an anti-Congress wave in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday after the party was routed in four assembly elections.

"There is anti-Congress wave in the country," Banerjee told reporters when asked if there was a Narendra Modi wave in the country.

The Congress performed badly in the four states of Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan while retaining power in Mizoram.

Mandela's struggle will inspire generations: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, Dec 6 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday condoled the death of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, said his lifelong struggle and sacrifice will be the source of inspiration for generations.

"His passing away is a huge loss to humanity, to whom he was more than a fatherly figure. His lifelong struggle and sacrifice will be the source of inspiration for generations, now and forever. India had always co-operated with him in the Non Aligned Movement," said Banerjee.

Don't disrupt development, Mamata warns opposition

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Dec 3 : In an apparent warning to the Left Front, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday cautioned the opposition not to hatch "conspiracies" for disrupting the developmental work of her government.

"Dhorte parle dhoro (if you can catch me, then catch), lorte parle loro (if you can fight, then fight), korte parle koro (if you can do, then do)... else allow us to do it," Banerjee said.

Mamata regime withdraws bill naming township after Jyoti Basu

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, Nov 26 : West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government Tuesday withdrew a bill which had included a clause naming a sprawling modern township on the city's eastern fringes after late communist patriarch and former chief minister Jyoti Basu.

Disregarding strong protests from opposition Left Front members, the government withdrew in the assembly the New Town, Kolkata Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2011 passed by the erstwhile Left Front regime that had included a proposal to name the area as Jyoti Basu Nagar.

Sachin leaves behind mark of excellence: Mamata

Mamta-BanerjeeKolkata, Nov 16 : Hailing Sachin Tendulkar as an icon of world cricket, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the cricketing genius leaves behind an unmistakable mark of excellence.

She also said Tendulkar, who bid adieu to the game, richly deserves the Bharat Ratna which the government announced soon after Tendulkar walked into the sunset after playing his 200th Test match in Mumbai.

"Sachin Tendulkar is an icon of the Indian and world cricket. Legends are forever. They only move from one field to another, leaving behind their unmistakable mark of excellence.

Telangana a political, electoral decision: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Oct 4 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has described the union cabinet's clearance to creation of Telangana as a separate state as a decision guided by politics and elections.

"It is only a political decision and an election decision," Banerjee said in her Facebook post.

Centre selling off country for individual interests: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Aug 29 : On a day when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted that the "country is faced with difficult economic situation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the central government of "selling off" the country for individual interests.

"To suit the interest of one or two countries, the country's economy is intentionally being weakened. While the whole country is concerned at the rapid fall of the rupee, why is UPA (United Progressive Alliance) silent," Banerjee asked mediapersons here.

Where's the leader of the country, wonders Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, Aug 22 : Contending that India was passing through "an intolerable economic disaster", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday wondered "where is the leader of the country" to save the people from economic onslaught and internal and external security threats.

"The country is passing through a nightmarish situation. From petrol to onions, from diesel to dollar, prices are skyrocketing. The economic disaster through which the country is passing is simply intolerable," Banerjee said on her official Facebook page.

Mamata slams Congress on Telangana

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, July 31 : Condemning the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for endorsing statehood to Telangana, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday dubbed the decision as "divisive politics".

She has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking for reasons behind the decision.

"I have written to the prime minister asking whether the decision has been right or wrong," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here.

Conspiracy on to dismiss my government: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, July 27 : Targeting the central agencies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said a conspiracy has been hatched to dismiss her government and threatened of grave consequences if anything was done to destabilise her regime.

Banerjee said as her government was performing well, there were efforts to create fresh disturbances in the northern hills of Darjeeling and Junglemahal - comprising West Midnapore, Bankura and Birbhum districts - where the Maoist ultras once had a solid base.

No apprehension of Bengal getting divided: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, July 23 : At a time when the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has declared it will renew its demand for a separate Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said there was no apprehension of a division of the state.

"The hills are smiling and so are the plains of Terrai and Dooars. Today there is no bloodshed for a separate state, people are not apprehensive that the state would be divided," Banerjee said during a party rally in Jalpaiguri district.

Trinamool will never support Modi: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, July 19 : Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her party would never support Narendra Modi, likely to be projected by the BJP as its prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections.

"We have never supported Narendra Modi. We will never support him," Banerjee said while addressing a panchayat poll rally at Rampurhat in Birbhum district.

Nitish and Navin positive on federal front: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkata, June 12 : Two days after urging all non-Congress and non-BJP regional parties to form a federal front for next year's Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she has spoken to her Bihar and Odisha counterparts who have reacted positively to her proposal.

Banerjee who is also the Trinamool Congress chief, was speaking after meeting Janata Dal-United leader K. C. Tyagi at the state secretariat here.

Centre has refused to give forces for panchayat polls: Mamata

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, June 5 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the central government has expressed its inability to provide security forces for deployment during the panchayat polls in the state next month.

Quoting a home ministry letter in reply to the state government's requisition for central armed police forces (CAPF) for the July 2, 6, 9 panchayat polls, Banerjee said the central government refused to give the forces due to their over-stressed deployment.

Mamata hails Howrah win, happy she fought alone

Mamata-BanerjeeKolkata, June 5 : Describing the her party's victory in the Howrah Lok Sabha by-election as a new chapter in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the voters have endorsed her decision to go it alone.

She also claimed that the result had strengthened the Trinmaool and would help it to sail through the Panchayat polls next month.

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