“We were not against GST, but we were against its hurried implementation. It deviated from its original plan and our state suffered a lot due to its hasty implementation…” said CM Mamata Banerjee.
The chief minister also asked why the Centre had not fully met the states’ burden at the time of implementation of the GST. Mamata Banerjee demanded a white paper on black money recovery and demonetisation.
Mamata Banerjee claimed that due to lack of funds, her party could not contest elections properly in Tripura. Referring to the state budget that will be placed today, Banerjee said it would be development centric.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair at Central Park in Salt Lake, Mamata said, “As a citizen of this country, I will request our authors and historians to guard their books.
The TMC on Tuesday reeled out a set of criteria for leading the opposition block in 2019, in which none of the ‘national’ leaders qualify.
Thirty-six bodies were found and eight injured persons were rescued on Monday after nine hours of rescue operations, which had to be stopped due to low visibility
Mamata Banerjee was conferred the D.Litt degree at the university’s convocation ceremony on January 11.
“Law and order must be maintained. The organizations who are creating trouble are pro-BJP organizations. Like Bajrang Dal and others. BJP must restraint such organizations. I appeal for peace,” said Mamata Banerjee
The Kanyashree scheme of the state government aims at ensuring that girls do not drop out from schools and delay their marriages till at least the age of 18.
“If those ruling at the Centre cannot honour Netaji, then it is best not to have any expectations from them,” she said, adding that the freedom fighter is yet to get his due honour.
“The birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has not yet been declared a national holiday. Cannot we show this much respect to him? The state had announced public holiday on January 23 years ago,” Mamata said
“The chief minister is happy to receive the invitation. Our chief minister will shortly take a decision to send a delegation to the UAE,” said a source close to chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose are national and international icons. I have written a letter to the PM urging the GOI to declare both their birthdays as national holidays,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted
“So far, we have received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore. This figure might go up after investment proposals announced by the Adani Group in Bengal Wednesday. Over 20 lakh jobs will be generated from these,” Mamata Banerjee said
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted about former CM Jyoti Basu on his death anniversary. Basu, who was born on July 8, 1914, had led the Marxists to power for five consecutive times in West Bengal.