Mamata Banerjee

  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WB: EC removes DM, 5 SPs from poll duty following complaints, Mamata says won't follow orders 07-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission removed a District Magistrate and five sub inspectors from poll duty in West Bengal following complaints against them. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in no mood to follow the orders as she said, "I will not remove any official." The Election Commission ordered the removal...
  • LS polls: Opposition accuses West Bengal poll officials of ignorance 06-04-2014 05:17 PM

    The BJP, Congress and CPI-M on Sunday urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure the chief electoral officer of West Bengal pays attention to opposition grievances. Accusing the electoral office in Kolkata of failing to promptly redress their grievances of violation of Model Code of Conduct, the three political parties...
  • TMC to woo voters with 'Didi Direct', blogs by IIM grads 06-04-2014 05:06 PM

    With all major political parties using the social media to woo voters, the Trinamool Congress is bolstering its Internet presence by introducing 'Didi Direct' section on its website and getting IIM graduates to write blogs for the party to make the most of it. "Didi Direct, a new section on...
  • TMC can pull down Hemant Soren government: Mamata Banerjee 05-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Buoyed by roping in two MLAs into the Trinamool Congress, its chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed that if her party so desired it could pull down the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand. "We have two MLAs in Jharkhand Assembly. If we want we can throw out the government. But...
  • Bengal's model of development better than Gujarat, claims Mamata Banerjee 05-04-2014 11:17 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ridiculed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for 'harping on the Gujarat-model', saying that 'West Bengal model is better'. "What is Gujarat model? It has only 15 per cent revenue earnings while Bengal's is 31 per cent (per annum), which points toward...
  • TMC's code for polls: Women not to wear lipstick, men not to drink 03-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Kolkata: Live austere until the polls are over, seems to be the Trinamool Congress's mantra ahead of the elections. The party has issued a diktat to its members, asking women not to wear lipstick and men to abstain from alcohol until the elections are over. The TMC has not commented...
  • Election sweeteners: NaMo, RaGa, Didi sandesh in Bengal 02-04-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: The surcharged political atmosphere in West Bengal is getting a sweet edge in a hotly contested election. Sweet makers are cashing in on the election frenzy by creating sweet delicacies named after party symbols and leaders. The Congress' hand, or the Trinamool Congress' 'Jora Ghas Phul' ("twin flowers in...
  • Anna Hazare supports dismissal of parties to establish people's rule 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Advocating demolition of party system, Anna Hazare on Tuesday said a "second war of Independence" would come about with an organisation to be launched after the Lok Sabha elections which would be successful by 2019 or 2024. "After 2014 general elections, the name of the organisation, to be set...