Tag: Mamata Banerjee

  • Modi accuses Mamata of protecting scamsters, she calls him ‘master of corruption’

    Modi accuses Mamata of protecting scamsters, she calls him ‘master of corruption’

    Jalpaiguri/Kolkata : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee exchanged a flurry of verbal punches on Friday, as he accused her of trying to save those involved in ponzi scheme scams, alleging that opposition parties were coming together to protect fraudsters, touts and criminals. Banerjee hit back by calling him the…

  • Mamata urges Manoj Sinha to address BSNL’s contractual workers’ plight

    Mamata urges Manoj Sinha to address BSNL’s contractual workers’ plight

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha urging him to take steps to regularise wage payments to contractual workers working in BSNL. “Thousands of contractual workers associated with different establishments of BSNL under Calcutta Telephones and West Bengal Telecom Circle are facing acute hardship due…

  • The power behind ‘Didi’: Her women’s brigade

    The power behind ‘Didi’: Her women’s brigade

    By Sirshendu Panth, Kolkata : Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is not only West Bengal’s first woman Chief Minister and perhaps the most feisty woman politician in the country today but she also has her own women’s brigade – an eclectic mix who swear by their leader. While some of them are glamorous, having joined…

  • Mamata versus CBI: Implications

    Mamata versus CBI: Implications

    By Ujjwal K Chowdhury, The contest is apparently evenly poised as on today, Tuesday, February 5. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has projected the Supreme Court order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal…

  • Centre, Bengal stand-off: Mamata’s sit-in on, governor sends report

    Centre, Bengal stand-off: Mamata’s sit-in on, governor sends report

    Kolkata/New Delhi : The unprecedented stand-off between the Narendra Modi government and the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal stretched to the second day on Monday as the feisty Chief Minister continued her sit-in, emboldened by the support from opposition parties from various states, some of them even joining her on the dais. With the…

  • Mamata continues sit-in, SP leader joins protest

    Mamata continues sit-in, SP leader joins protest

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday continued her sit-in protest here over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with a ponzi scheme scam, as Samajwadi Party leader Kiranmoy Nanda joined her. The Trinamool Congress supremo, surrounded by her ministers and top party leaders, stayed up the…

  • Mamata’s opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition

    Mamata’s opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition

    By Milinda Ghosh Roy, Kolkata : Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her ‘United India Rally’, political analysts said it might not be enough to catapult her as the…

  • Mamata accuses Centre of not releasing Rs 2,500 cr under MNREGA

    Mamata accuses Centre of not releasing Rs 2,500 cr under MNREGA

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP-led Central government of deliberately not releasing funds for various Central schemes and said Rs 2,500 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme was due to the state. Accusing the Centre of a “step-motherly attitude” towards the state,…

  • Is Mamata scared of the BJP?

    Is Mamata scared of the BJP?

    By Amulya Ganguli, For a leader who enjoys a huge majority in the state assembly and faces virtually no credible challenge from her opponents, Mamata Banerjee is surprisingly insecure. Her uncertainty about her political position could be seen in the violence unleashed by her party men during the panchayat elections last summer when 16,000 of…

  • We don’t deny shelter to the needy: Mamata on Bengal

    We don’t deny shelter to the needy: Mamata on Bengal

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government is equally considerate towards all minorities and the state never denies shelter to anyone. On the issue of migration, she said: “Today is International Migrants Day. It is our humanitarian obligation to give refuge to migrants. “In Bangla we will take care…