Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal and the chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). Her party won the Legislative Assembly elections in Bengal in 2011 after 34 years of rule by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Banerjee began her political career in the 1970s as part of the Congress and later split away from it, forming the TMC. She gained popularity in the state by her determined opposition to the land acquisition policies of the CPI(M) for industrialisation. Before becoming the Chief Minister of the state, she held the position of railway minister for two terms. Popularly known as 'didi' in Bengal, she was listed by the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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Cops to ask puja organisers for immersion nod on Muharram: West Bengal govt

The state government had earlier imposed restrictions on immersions after 10 pm on Vijay Dashami (Dussehra) on September 30 and had said that no immersion would be allowed on Muharram scheduled to be observed on October 1.

Durga idol immersion row: West Bengal govt will not challenge Calcutta HC’s order

Shortly after the government’s decision to not appeal against the court’s order, West Bengal Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya on Friday told ANI that permission on Durga idol immersion will be granted depending on the circumstances and situation. 

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Mamata Banerjee: Someone can slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed the immersion of idols till 12 am on all days including Muharram. The police have also been asked to ensure that routes are designated for immersion and Tazia so that they do not overlap.

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Mamata Banerjee’s order against Durga idol immersion revoked; all that happened so far

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had, in a notification on August 23, said that idol immersion will stop for a period of 24 hours on account of Muharram observations on October 1.

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Setback for Mamata Banerjee: Calcutta HC allows Durga idol immersion on all days, including Muharram

The order came a day after the High Court slammed the Mamata Banerjee government for hindering a citizen’s right to practise religion on the basis of a mere assumption of law and order disruption.

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Van puller ‘refused’ bed by hospitals, gets AC room after Mamata Banerjee ‘intervenes’

“It is sad that one has to meet the CM to get a bed for treatment… Doesn’t this mean we were being refused despite beds being available?” SSKM Hospital did not respond to calls for a comment.

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Mamata Banerjee forms GTA panel under GJM leader Binay Tamang

Following the unrest in Darjeeling hills, all 45 elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), including its Chief Executive Bimal Gurung, had resigned from the administrative body.

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Durga Puja, Muharram: Why can’t two communities celebrate together, Calcutta HC asks Mamata govt

“If you say there is complete harmony, are you (the state administration) not creating a line of division between the two communities by your action?” asked Justice Tandon.

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‘All commoners are not terrorists’: Mamata Banerjee

“If there are any terrorists, the government will take action against them. But the commoner must not suffer. If the commoner suffers, then humanity suffers,” Mamata said

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All Rohingyas are not terrorists, says Mamata Banerjee

“I feel that all commoners are not terrorists. There might be some terrorists in that community who should be considered as terrorists. But they must not be confused with commoners. There is a difference between them,” Banerjee said.

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Mamata Banerjee tweets wishes, BJP holds cleanliness drive in her neighbourhood

Vijayvargiya said, “It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Though it falls under the Assembly constituency of the chief minister, the area and the temple are neglected”

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Peace has returned to Darjeeling: Mamata Banerjee

“Peace has returned to Darjeeling Hills. Some people have also rejoined work from today,” Banerjee said

Mischievous people misled others with incorrect statements: Mamata Banerjee

“What we had said is that on the day of Ekadashi on October 1, there will be no immersions. Muharram, which is an occasion of mourning by the Muslim community, falls on the same date. Immersion will resume as usual from October 2 to 4,” Mamata Banerjee said

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Mamata Banerjee warns RSS, VHP against disturbing peace during Durga Puja, tells them ‘not to play with fire’

Last month, the West Bengal government had triggered a controversy after Mamata Banerjee told that the immersion of Durga idols would not be allowed after 6 PM on September 30 and on October 1 on account of Muharram.

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Kolkata: Themed around note ban, small community Durga Puja gets ‘good wishes’ from Mamata Banerjee

Over 30,000 replicas of the banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes have been printed to serve as leaves of the “money tree”