Subrata Mukherjee

  • WB: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's arrest demanded for Netai killing February 3, 2014

    Kolkata: After former West Bengal Chief Minister Bhattacherjee admitted the complicity of partymen in the killing of nine villagers at Netai in East Midnapore district three years, Panchyat minister Subrata Mukherjee On Monday demanded his arrest. "Bhattacherjee, who was also holding the home portfolio then should be arrested and prosecuted for...
  • Life remains paralysed in Darjeeling hills August 5, 2013

    Darjeeling: On the second day of the GJMsponsored indefinite shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, life remained paralysed Sunday with police arresting a few demonstrators. Shops, markets, educational institutions and offices remained shut in the wake of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) call to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland....
  • WB panchayat polls: 'Only court could decide on postponement' June 11, 2013

    Kolkata: With the State Election Commission having held that it would not compromise on security for next month's grassroot polls, West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee on Tuesday said that only the court could decide on its postponement. "Elections will be held. All preparations are underway and filing of nominations are...
  • SEC agrees with WB government over district distribution May 22, 2013

    Kolkata: The State Election Commission on Tuesday agreed to the formula proposed by the West Bengal government for district wise holding of the panchayat elections in three phases and said the polls would be notified this week. "As of now, yes. We will issue the notification by this week," State...
  • Bengal election panel seeks changes in poll schedule May 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday wrote to the state government seeking a change in the schedule for the panchayat polls and the bunching of districts in each phase. The state government had issued a notification on Friday proposing threephase polls. Nine districts are to go to...
  • Opposition trying to derail panchayat poll process: Mamata May 11, 2013

    Burdwan: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday slammed the Opposition for conspiring to prevent her government from holding panchayat polls on time and vowed that elections will be held at the appropriate time. "Panchayat polls will be held at the appropriate time. Work for panchayats and 100 days'...
  • Mamata appoints govt spokesmen after controversy January 12, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed that ministers Partha Chatterjee and Firhad Hakim would be the spokesmen for the government in what is seen as a disapproval of minister Subrata Mukherjee's comments against Governor MK Narayanan. Mukherjee, Minister for Public Health Engineering, Panchayat and Rural Development, while speaking...
  • Cabinet reshuffle 'unconstitutional', says Trinamool October 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday said that the Union cabinet reshuffle should have been undertaken by the government after proving its strength in Parliament following Mamata Banerjee's withdrawal of support. The Trinamool Congress vicepresident and state minister told reporters that "unclean" ministers were chosen by the Centre...
  • WB govt mulls amendment to Panchayat Act, 1973 March 28, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has been contemplating amendment to the present Panchayat Act, 1973, to remove some lacunae in it. "We think there are some lacunae in the present Act and in view of this, we are considering amendment to the Panchayat Act, 1973," state's Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee...
  • CongTMC rift: Khurshid hits back at Mamata January 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday came out strongly against the TMC and dismissed Mamata Banerjee's dare as mere posturing. Party leader Salman Khurshid said that Mamata was merely trying to pander to her constituency. "Individual leaders constituents, people who represent Assembly segments, parliamentarians they all need to survive and they...
  • Congress, CPI(M) two sides of the same coin: TMC January 8, 2012

    Kolkata: The CongressTrinamool relationship is on the rocks. On Saturday, TMC's Subrata Mukherjee launched another attack on its ally, likening it to rival CPI(M). He said that the two parties were two sides of the same coin. Mukherjee was speaking at a programme organized to remember the nine villagers who were...