Mamata thanked senior executives of Salarpuria Sattva Group, the developers of the hotel for their ‘gift’.
We believe something positive will come out of the meeting with the CM, said Baren Mandal.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose echoed Bhattacharjee in asserting “we will meet Trinamool only on the field of (political) battle”.
Meanwhile, the ruling party leaders in the state tried to play down the CM’s overtures.
Mamata herself now confirms that we are inching closer to be a formidable political force, said Rahul Sinha.
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.