I have kept the options open. No one is politically untouchable. If opportunity comes, we will consider an alliance, she said.
Congratulating Nitish Kumar (JD-U) and Lalu Prasad (RJD) for win in the recent bypolls in Bihar, said Mamata.
BJP is trying to bring a divide here on religious lines, said Mamata Banerjee.
The two-hour meeting was attended by 34 industrialists.
The amendment bill will be introduced in the winter session of the state Assembly.
There had been a partial relaxation of the ban on export to Orissa and Jharkhand from August 17 to August 23.
For minibuses, the hiked basic fare would be Rs 7 for the first two kilometres and Re 1 over every subsequent stage.
The Union Minister for Finance and Defence was speaking at an intellectuals’ meet in Kolkata organised by the state BJP.
The Jaitley-Mamata meet comes close on the heels of the latter’s return from Singapore after a five-day tour of attracting investment.
The meeting started as a one-on-one and was later attended by state Finance Minister Dr. Amit Mitra.
13 MoUs have been signed and we have initiated talks with several organisations, said Banerjee.
The process of recruiting employees on contract was started in 2006
She said the Singapore PM wished her and the Bengal well and hoped that state’s business meeting would be a success.
ED has already questioned TMC MP Kunal Ghosh and actor-turned TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with case.
The Chief Minister will be the Guest of Honour and deliver a keynote address at the West Bengal Business Forum on August 20.