Mamata Banerjee

  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel 17-04-2014 08:30 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the...
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  • Modi projection as PM is like a gas balloon to burst: Mamata Banerjee 16-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Kumarganj: The projection by certain quarters that Narendra Modi will become the prime minister is like a gas balloon which will burst when the gas leaks, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said in stepped-up her attack against BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Banerjee claimed at a rally that crores...
  • Modi becoming PM is fantasy, says Mamata Banerjee 15-04-2014 11:42 AM

    Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister is a "fantasy", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while dismissing any comparisons with her state and Gujarat as a comparison between a rich, privileged child and an undernourished, neglected one. The Trinamool Congress chief also said that a Federal Front government...
  • People who make mistakes should be punished as per law: Mamata 13-04-2014 05:23 PM

    Kolkata: Days after some TMC activists including the son-in-law of a state minister were arrested in Malda for allegedly assaulting an Election Commission team, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said if people commit mistakes, they should be punished according to the law. "We respect all constitutional bodies....
  • PM candidate a fictional idea, says Mamata Banerjee 13-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Trashing pre-poll surveys putting Narendra Modi ahead in the prime ministerial race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the idea of a PM candidate is "fictional" as it is not backed by Constitution. "The 'PM candidate' is a fictional idea. There is no such thing in the Constitution,"...
  • No bifurcation of Darjeeling Hills, says Mamata Banerjee 13-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Asserting that the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal will not allow any division of Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it is bringing in development in the hills with special packages. "We will not allow any division of the Hills," Banerjee reiterated at a poll rally here,...
  • West Bengal: BJP using media power to win polls, says Mamata Banerjee 12-04-2014 08:27 PM

    Kolkata: Charging the BJP with using "media power" for winning the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the opposition of carrying out a "malicious campaign" against her. Addressing rallies in northern West Bengal's Jalpaiguri and Dinhata, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said that...
  • Mamata lashes out at Modi, says the face of communal riots cannot become the PM 12-04-2014 07:02 PM

    Continuing to keep Narendra Modi in the crosshairs, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate 'with the face of riots and blood of riots' could not become the PM. "I tell them that with the face of riots and blood of riots one...
  • 'Those with blood on their hands should not speak about the country' 11-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Karandighi: Targeting Narendra Modi who has accused her of vote bank politics, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that those who had blood on their hands should not talk about the country. "It does not behove well to talk about the country for those who have blood on...
  • WB: EC asks police to arrest TMC workers who assaulted its officials 11-04-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after the standoff with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission has cracked the whip again. It has now ordered the state DGP to immediately arrest those Trinamool Congress workers who allegedly assaulted EC officers in Malda on Thursday. The Commission's officials were trying...
  • Mamata targets Modi, says some people have blood on their hands 11-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Karandighi (West Bengal): Targeting Narendra Modi who has accused her of vote bank politics, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that those who had blood on their hands should not talk about the country. "It does not behove well to talk about the country for those who have...
  • High Court pulls up Mamata for sharing stage with murder accused 11-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday pulled up the West Bengal Chief Minister for appearing at a public event with Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal who is a prime accused in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. Showing Thursday's newspapers to the state counsel on photos of Banerjee sharing dais...
  • Mamata hits back at Modi with Facebook post 10-04-2014 11:30 PM

    Kolkata: With BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attacking her claiming that 'fake parivartan' took place in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit back charging the growth rate of Gujarat declined during his rule. "Contrary to the tall claims of development in Gujarat during his period being...
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused 10-04-2014 07:08 PM

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday expressed anguish over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sharing dais with a Trinamool Congress leader accused in a murder case and directed the DGP to appear before it to clarify why action was not taken against him so far. Showing Thursday's newspapers to...
  • Modi advertising himself as PM candidate, claims TMC 10-04-2014 04:13 PM

    Trinamool Congress on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi for his attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying he was "advertising" himself as a PM candidate, but the people would not allow such a "nightmare". "Modi advertising himself as PM candidate. Wishful thinking. PM is decided by party with 273...
  • EC to scan Mamata's poll speeches 09-04-2014 07:57 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday asked for the CDs of all election meetings of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in which she attacked the poll panel. The directive to the state's Chief Electoral Officer, Sunil Gupta, came barely a day after the state government reluctantly agreed to abide by the...
  • Prepared to die, but won't allow division of Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee 09-04-2014 06:42 PM

    A day after BJP promised to sympathetically consider the pending demands of Gorkhas, including Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reiterated that she would not allow division of the state and was prepared to die for it. "You saw how Congress and BJP joined hands and bifurcated...
  • Give fitting reply to Delhi 'conspiracy', Mamata says voters 09-04-2014 05:50 PM

    A day after she climbed down from her belligerence against the Election Commission agreeing to transfer seven top officials as directed, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged voters to give a "fitting reply" to the "conspiracy by Delhi" by electing TMC candidates in all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal....
  • Mamata vs EC: Is Mamata a law unto herself? 08-04-2014 10:43 PM

    The Election Commission has set a fresh deadline for the West Bengal government to transfer six of its officials on poll duty after its earlier deadline of 2.30 pm ended on Tuesday. However, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee finally bowed down before the Election Commission and...
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  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar against coalition government 08-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Kolkata: Virtually criticising Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's idea of a federal front, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said any coalition government would not be good for the nation. "When there is a coalition government, the partners waste time in fighting among themselves and it leaves no...
  • News 360: Kejriwal slapped during Delhi roadshow, forgives attacker 08-04-2014 08:47 PM

    There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. After being at the receiving end of several physical attacks during the election campaign, former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that he was willing...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats 08-04-2014 08:21 PM

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...
  • Mamata blinks after EC's stern order, says will replace the officials 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee finally bowed down before the Election Commission and agreed to transfer the officials as per its directive. The EC had on Monday ordered removal of five SPs, a district magistrate and two ADMs following complaints against them. However, the TMC...
  • Mamata Banerjee vows not to let Naxals revisit Jangalmahal 08-04-2014 06:45 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused CPM and Congress of trying to bring back Maoist violence in Jangalmahal region and vowed she will not allow the Naxals to return to the area. Banerjee, while addressing a public meeting at Kotshila in Purulia district bordering Jharkhand, highlighted the...
  • WB government backtracks after EC threat, says will replace officers 08-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Kolkata: In a face-saving act, the West Bengal government on Tuesday proposed the names of three alternative officers to Election Commission after its 2.30 pm deadline ended for the transfer of six officials who were on poll duty. The government had earlier defied the EC orders with Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Defiant Mamata dares EC, refuses to remove 5 SPs, DM despite orders 08-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken on the Election Commission after it ordered the transfer of five SPs and a District Magistrate following complaints by the Opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to transfer the officials. Mamata has, in fact, dared the EC to remove the...