Surjya Kanta Mishra

  • West Bengal: Mamata government passes bill against chit funds again December 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Seven months after passing legislation aimed to protect interests of chit fund depositors but failing to get presidential assent, the West Bengal Assembly on Thursday cleared another bill on the issue, amidst the opposition's apprehension that it would again be sent back for having unconstitutional provisions. The West Bengal Protection...
  • WB: Keep mum for 10 years, Mamata tells Left Front November 30, 2013

    Hitting out at the opposition Left Front, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked its leaders to keep mum for 10 years alleging they had wrecked havoc in key sectors like health, sanitation and poverty alleviation during their 34-year rule. "For 10 years, you should put leukoplast on your...
  • WB: Left Front asks Mamata to come clean on graft allegations May 24, 2013

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations by a senior West Bengal IPS officer about "corrupt practices" when she was the railway minister. "Serious allegations of corruption have been levelled by a senior and respected IPS officer from the state. We don't to...
  • Mamata's Delhi visit to get closer to Congress, says Left April 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Ahead of her two-day visit to Delhi, West Bengal's Left Front on Monday accused Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee of looking at opportunities to realign with the Congress - its former coalition partner. "Her visit is an attempt at bargaining with the centre, to reinforce the alliance...
  • Mamata distorting Vivekananda's name, teachings: CPM January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Assailing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for using Swami Vivekananada's name to publicise her Trinamool Congress' political slogan, the CPI-M on Monday accused her of distorting the monk's teachings for furthering her political interests. Refering to the oath administered by the chief minister during the opening of the world...
  • 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...
  • After railways, Mamata now sending Bengal to ICU: CPM April 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra on Friday said after having sent the railways to the ICU as railway minister, she was now doing...
  • Trinamool pursuing undemocratic policies: CPM February 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of pursuing "undemocratic and anti-people" policies after it decided to revoke subsidies to the transport corporations. "What kind of a policy is this? It is not necessary that all corporations will have...