Mamata Banerjee

  • LS polls: Never did politics for money, says Mamata Banerjee 24-04-2014 08:08 PM

    Burdwan: With her party facing the heat over the Saradha chit fund scam during the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she never did politics for money. "I do politics of people and not money. Now politics mean canards, propaganda and quarrels and a means to...
  • West Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata 24-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Kolkata: Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme. "West Bengal is now number one state in the country in terms of expenditure on employment generation...
  • LS polls: EC again compels Mamata Banerjee to transfer her officers 23-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has again been compelled to carry out the Election Commission directive to remove 23 officials from election duty, while the chief minister continued to cry foul and allege conspiracy by the Congress, an official said on Wednesday. According to Amit Roy Chowdhury, officer on special...
  • I have nothing to do with transfer of officials in Bengal: Ahmed Patel 23-04-2014 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel on Wednesday rejected allegations of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee that he was instrumental in transfer of officials in the state ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "I think there is some misunderstanding. I have nothing to do with the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Saradha scam emerges as major issue in West Bengal 22-04-2014 10:29 AM

    The multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam has emerged as a major poll plank in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal with major political parties like the Congress, BJP and CPM training their guns against the ruling Trinamool Congress. With the CPM demanding a CBI probe into the scam that defrauded...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM 22-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will never...
  • ED acting at behest of Chidambaram, Bengal government alleges 20-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Sunday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate took action in Saradha chit fund scam at the behest of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and questioned the timing of the "political action before the election". "ED all of a sudden has become active before the election. What...
  • TMC will not leave an inch to any opposition nominee: Mamata Banerjee 20-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Trinamool Congress supremoMamata Banerjee on Sunday asserted that her party would not leavean inch to any opposition candidate in any seat, includingJangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President PranabMukherjee's son Abhijit is the Congress candidate. "BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are playing got-up matches. Butwe are not into any such game," she...
  • Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul 19-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Malda: Hitting hard on the Mamata Banerjee government on the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, Rahul Gandhi today accused it of not taking action against those involved and instead trying to save them. "The government here has not done anything for two years. 20 lakh people have been affected (by the...
  • West Bengal: CPM worker allegedly beaten to death by TMC workers 19-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Kolkata: A CPI(M) worker has succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress workers In Birbhum in West Bengal. The incident took place in the Siuri police station area on Friday. The victim Seikh Hiralal, a 40-year old farmer, was reportedly beaten up in full...
  • Mamata accuses opposition, media of conspiring to malign Trinamool 18-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Kolkata: Drawing flak from opposition after the arrest of the wife and a son of purported Saradha chit fund mastermind Sudipta Sen by a central agency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused her political opponents of hatching a conspiracy along with the media to malign her Trinamool...
  • LS polls: Modi reaches out to Mamata, hopes of cooperation if he wins 18-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Kolkata: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that if he comes to power at the centre, he would get cooperation of Mamata Banerjee government in creating a conducive atmosphere for industrialisation in West Bengal including resolving the Singur problem. "I hope I will get all sorts...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee 18-04-2014 04:34 PM

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was...
  • 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...
  • The politics of women's empowerment

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    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • 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...