Gautam Deb

  • Commeettee calls five-day fresh agitation from Aug 19 August 16, 2013

    A new committee formed in Darjeeling, on Friday, called for a fresh five-day agitation from August 19 changing the nomenclature of 'janata curfew' to 'ghar bitrai janta' (people inside homes) on their demand for a separate Gorkhaland. North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb, however, said that there was no difference between...
  • Mamata's nephew to sue CPI-M leader for chit fund allegation April 29, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee would sue senior CPI-M leader Gautam Deb for alleging that he has amassed fortune worth Rs 300 crore and was into the chit fund business, the Trinamool Congress said on Monday. A day after Deb made the claims at a Communist...
  • WB: TMC minister compares CPM leader to a rotten fish January 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Politics has hit a further low in West Bengal barely a week after CPM MLA Ansiur Rehman made disparaging remarks against Mamata Banerjee. Now, TMC minister Jyotipriya Mallick has slammed former CPM minister Gautam Deb, comparing him to a rotten fish. "The head of a rotten fish needs to...
  • Urbana: The curious case of Kolkata's condominium November 5, 2012

    Kolkata: One-and-a-half years after she took over as West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee might have dredged out “serious financial irregularities” with which she could launch a scathing campaign against key leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI-M, ahead of the crucial panchayat elections to be held...
  • Mamata halts land acquisition, pleases farmers June 28, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw fresh land acquisition notices in Rajarhat in the eastern fringes of Kolkata has made farmers happy. But it has also raised serious questions on managing housing concerns for the rapidly growing population of Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee said, "Those who lived in...
  • Didi's new mantra: report card for WB ministers June 3, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has trumped corporate India it seems. If India Inc rates itself through quarterly statements, Didi has decided she will settle for nothing less than a monthly report card from her own ministers. At the end of every month each minister will be assessed,...
  • WB: EC to review preparedness for next 3 phases April 28, 2011

    Kolkata: The full bench of the Election Commission arrived Kolkata on Thursday for a daylong visit to oversee preparedness for the last three phases of the West Bengal assembly elections. Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and the other two Election Commissioners – V S Sampath and H S Brahma -...
  • WB polls: Explain bank transactions, EC to TMC April 28, 2011

    Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday shot off a letter to West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress seeking an explanation on the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPM) allegation that it used black money for canvassing during the ongoing state assembly polls, a senior official said. The EC action followed...
  • WB: CPM wants repoll in 40 booths in two seats April 28, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPM on Wednesday demanded repoll in 40 booths in two constituencies in North 24-Parganas district where the third phase of Assembly polls were held. "We have demanded repoll in 22 booths in Bijpur and in 18 booths in the Haroa constituencies," CPM state secretary Biman Bose told a...
  • Vote for Left Front in WB, appeals Somnath April 20, 2011

    Kolkata: He was expelled from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) three years ago, but former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has appealed to voters to return the Left Front to power in the ongoing West Bengal polls. Chatterjee was the first signatory in a campaign leaflet distributed with Wednesday morning's...
  • WB: TMC to file defamation suit against Deb April 17, 2011

    Haringhata: Just a day ahead of the first phase of polling in West Bengal and with most opinion polls predicting a Trinamool Congress (TMC) landslide, the war of words between the two sides heated up. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said they will file a defamation suit against...
  • Somnath free to campaign for Left in WB: Bose April 17, 2011

    Kolkata: Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Sunday said that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from CPM, was free to campaign for LF candidates, while defending the charges made by CPM leader Gautam Deb against opposition TMC and its supreme Mamata Banerjee. "If anybody takes a suo...
  • Trinamool using black money in WB polls: CPM April 16, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPI-M leveled charges of using 'black money' to fund election campaigns on Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and her trusted aide Mukul Roy. FICCI Secretary General and Trinamool candidate Amit Mitra was also blamed for accepting such money. The Trinamool rebuttal was, at best, weak. CPI-M Central Committee Member...
  • WB polls: Somnath gets campaign call from CPM April 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Senior West Bengal Minister Gautam Deb on Thursday claimed that expelled CPM leader Somnath Chatterjee will address an election rally in his constituency, but the former Lok Sabha speaker said he is yet to take a final decision. "For the last couple of days, Deb has been requesting me to...
  • Gautam Deb to campaign for CPM in north Bengal April 7, 2011

    Siliguri: With West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee campaigning for CPM in his Jadavpur Assembly seat and in southern parts of the state, Public Health Engineering Minister Gautam Deb will campaign for the party in north Bengal. CPM heavyweight and Minister Asoke Bhattacharya, who is contesting from Siliguri seat for the...