Kolkata Confidential : Capital confusion

Nobody seems to know why Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee never chooses to stay at Banga Bhavan,the official guest house of the West Bengal government in Delhi,whenever she visits the national capital.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 27, 2012 5:19 am

Capital confusion

Nobody seems to know why Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee never chooses to stay at Banga Bhavan,the official guest house of the West Bengal government in Delhi,whenever she visits the national capital. Unlike her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,who always stayed at this guest house,Banerjee,after becoming chief minister,chooses to stay at either an apartment of some party MP or the house of assistant Ratan Mukherjee. “We also never get to know the details of her tour programme,” an official of the guest house said the other day.

Buzz on babus

The post of chief secretary falls vacant in the end of March. The name of Jaya Dasgupta,additional chief secretary,planning and development,has taken a backseat while that of home secretary G D Gautama has come to the forefront for the post. Trilochan Singh (1982-batch),principal secretary,consumer affairs,and S Nurul Haque (1982-batch),principal secretary,minority affairs and madrasa education,are reportedly being considered for the post of home secretary. Some people are of the opinion that the post may ultimately come to Haque because of his minority tag.

Making of Macho

Bengali film aficionados must be waiting with bated breath for the release of Macho Mastana,which features Hiran,the latest heartthrob,in its lead role. Actually,though,few know the secret of Hiran’s newly developed eight-pack physique. Former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly,who is his next-door neighbour,once requested Hiran to use the gym at his house. According to industry sources,Ganguly,who is fond of the young hero,is said to have told him that an eight-pack requires a three-four-hour workout. Therefore,a personal gym would be more suitable. Hence Hiran’s eight-pack.

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