Mamata Banerjee

Yechury has close links with Maoists: Mamata

Yechury has close links with Maoists: MamataNew Delhi, Nov 12 - All leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), particularly its politburo member Sitaram Yechury, have a close association with Maoists, Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged.

It was because of Yechury's proximity to top Maoist leaders in Nepal that the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government sent him as envoy to the country after the monarchy was established, Banerjee told reporters Wednesday evening.

Left Front swept away by 'democratic tsunami', says victorious Mamata

Left Front swept away by 'democratic tsunami', says victorious MamataKolkata, Nov 10 : A jubilant Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front had been swept away by a "democratic tsunami" in the West Bengal assembly by-polls and reiterated her demand for the resignation of the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ministry.

The CPI-M, on the other hand, conceded that the people have given a mandate against the LF nominees and promised to review the dismal performance.

Will sue Buddhadeb for linking Trinamool with Maoists: Mamata

Mamata BanerjeeKolkata, Nov 9 : Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday threatened to file a defamation case against West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for alleging that her partymen were aiding the Maoists in killing Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists.

."We will look for legal redressal. In the past whenever we have given legal notice to CPI-M leaders, their lawyers have denied that their clients ever made such statements," Banerjee said at a party rally here.

"This time we will sue him for defaming us by bracketing us with Maoists.

Mamata to file suit against CPI(M), Bhattacharjee for defaming Trinamool

Mamata to file suit against CPI(M), Bhattacharjee for defaming TrinamoolKolkata, Nov. 9 : The Trinamool Congress will file a defamation suit against the CPI(M) and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for equating the party with the Maoists.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee today said in Kolkata that Bhattacharjee should not attack another political party without responsibility or sense of discretion.

Addressing a public rally, Banerjee said the Trinamool will take recourse to law on the issue.

Banerjee asks Trinamool workers to 'resist' CPI-M violence

Banerjee asks Trinamool workers to 'resist' CPI-M violenceArambagh (West Bengal), Nov 4 : Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday asked her party workers to "resist" terror perpetrated by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres in this belt, and warned West Bengal's ruling communists that they were pushing the state towards president's rule by their violent actions.

Speaking at a rally in this Hooghly district area, known to be a stronghold of the CPI-M, Banerjee alleged that "CPI-M-backed goons" had put up blockades in at least four places on her way here.

Mamata’s Durontos too fast for passengers

Mamata-BanerjeeThe Duronto is turning out to be a bit too fast — for passengers and their relatives and friends.

Since its launch, the “fastest trains in India” have been reaching destinations much before time.

Result: travellers have often surprised their relatives and friends with calls from stations, at times two hours before their expected arrival.

“My uncle’s family waited over an hour for me at Nizamuddin because the train from Pune reached early,” said Cyril N, an MNC executive who lives in Dwarka.

Trainjack: CPM targets Mamata

Mamata BanerjeeThe CPI(M) on Wednesday capitalised on the Trinamool Congress’s change of stance on Maoists and alleged that Mamata Banerjee’s party had a hand in Tuesday’s train hijacking.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) seized the opportunity from a change of position by Railways Minister and Trinamool president Banerjee, who on Wednesday demanded army deployment against the Maoists in the state.

Barely 24 hours earlier, she had said: “There are no Maoists in Bengal. All this is the handiwork of the CPI(M).”

Mamata accuses Bhttacharjee of misleading the country

Mamata Banerjee New Delhi, Oct 27 : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee accused West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee, of misleading the country over alleged killing of a two policemen by the Maoists.

On Saturday, Bhattacharjee had erroneously said the two policemen had been killed, but changed his statement later.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Banerjee said : "We thought it is a big case to meet the Home Minister and if a Chief Minister misleads the country like this, distorts the facts and misinforms the people and the family members, then it is (a matter) of great concern," Banerjee said.

Mamata demands information on cops abducted in West Bengal

Mamata demands information on cops abducted in West Bengal New Delhi, Oct 27 : Demanding information on two policemen missing for months, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday met the home minister and then accused West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee of misleading the country. The two cops were abducted by Maoists July 30.

"I along the families of two missing constables met the home minister. He said he was upset and equally concerned. Though law and order is a state subject, he assured of all possible help in searching for them," Banerjee said after meeting Chidambaram here.

Mamata reviews rly safety parameters

Mamata BanerjeeA day after the loss of 23 lives in a train accident near Mathura, the Railways Ministry has started taking a hard look at the critical need to provide for better training to drivers.

‘Prima facie’ evidence suggesting that the tragedy happened because of “human failure”, plans are being worked for the fast-forward acquisition of simulators to train the 80,000-strong force of locomotive pilots, who ply 8984 passenger trains across a 63,000-km network — ferrying 1.4 million passengers daily.

Mamata to seek CBI enquiry into Mathura train accident

Mamata to seek CBI enquiry into Mathura train accidentMathura, Oct 22 : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to direct a CBI inquiry into Mathura train accident mishap.

"Realising the gravity of the accident, I have decided that it is better to go for a CBI probe," Bannerjee said last night during a visit to the site.

Mamata to reach Mathura accident site Wednesday night

Mamata-BanerjeeNew Delhi, Oct 21 Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee will reach Mathura Wednesday night to take stock of the situation after a speeding New Delhi-bound passenger train rammed into a stationary train there, killing 23 people and injuring 20 earlier in the day, railway officials said here.

"The minister is reaching Mathura from Kolkata tonight (Wednesday night) to take stock of the wellbeing of injured passengers," the railway spokesperson said.

Mamata orders inquiry into Mathura train accident

Mamata orders inquiry into Mathura train accidentMathura, Oct 21: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered a inquiry into Wednesday''s train accident at Mathura, in which 15 people were feared dead.

Banerjee has asked the chairman of the railway board to oversee rescue operations.

About 150 army jawans are assisting in rescue operations. Medical teams too have been rushed to the site.

Meanwhile, a compensation of rupees five lakh has been announced for families of the deceased; rupees one lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 to those with minor injuries.

Lalgarh operations should be stopped, demands Mamata

Lalgarh operations should be stopped, demands Mamata  Kolkata, Oct 14 :Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday demanded withdrawal of central forces from West Bengal's troubled Lalgarh region.

"I want the central forces to be withdrawn from Lalgarh as the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front government in the state is torturing innocent villagers in a name of (anti-) Maoist operations there," she said.

Three people in a car tried to kill me: Mamata Banerjee

Three people in a car tried to kill me: Mamata BanerjeeKolkata, Oct 14 - Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged a conspiracy to kill her, claiming that a car with a press sticker on it tried to hit her vehicle in Kolkata's satellite township of Salt Lake in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Trinamool Congress chief said the car with three people, including two with a camera inside, sneaked into her convoy and tried to get very close to her vehicle when she started for home after a get-together.

Mamata alleges bid on life

Mamata BanerjeeUnion Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged “attempt on her life” when she came out from a meeting at the residence of artist Suvaprasanna at Salt Lake in east Kolkata during wee hours of Wednesday.

While a complaint was lodged with the local police station on behalf of Trinamool Congress, a private Bengali television channel has lodged a counter complaint that the minister abused the crew and instigated a group of Trinamool Congress supporters to assault them.

Railways to transport relief material free of cost to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

Railways to transport relief material free of cost to Andhra Pradesh, KarnatakaNew Delhi, Oct 7 : In the wake of recent flood crisis in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee has sanctioned a scheme under which the Railways will transport the relief material free of charge booked by various agencies to flood affected districts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka for distribution among the flood victims.

Mamata warns Bengal Govt against persecuting intellectuals

Mamta-Trinamool-CongressTrinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee threw her political weight squarely behind the intellectuals of Bengal who had been supporting the tribal movement of Lalgarh and the PCAPA over the past several months.

“If you even touch their hair, the people of Bengal won’t spare you,” she thundered on Monday morning while speaking to a Bengali television channel.

West Bengal gets new hills-to-coast train

mamata-banerjeeSiliguri (West Bengal), Oct 4 : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced a new train service between this northern West Bengal town and the coastal tourist destination of Digha in East Midnapore from Monday.

"We'll flag off a new train from Siliguri to Digha tomorrow (Monday), which will connect two tourist spots of the state. The train service will enhance connectivity between the hills and the coastal tourism belt in the state," Banerjee said while laying the foundation stone of a multifunctional complex at Siliguri railway station.

Mamata Banerjee hits out at Leftists

Mamata Banerjee hits out at LeftistsNew Delhi, Sept 16 : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee hailed the good showing of Trinamool Congress in civic polls in Darjeeling district as victory over state-sponsored terrorism.

In the 47-member district council, the Trinamool Congress and the Congress combine bagged 15 seats each. The Left Front, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxists) won 17 seats.




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