Both Pande and Ganguly, however, kept their speeches limited to paying tribute to Dr Roy and did not tread into any political issues.
Lashing out at the TMC for bringing in an “unofficial Emergency” in WB, the BJP leadership on Friday equated the functioning of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi with Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek.
On the prospect of her party in the next year’s Assembly polls, Mamata said that the decision would be taken by the people as “our government has done a good job in the last four years”.
“The CM’s answer to cases of rape is a monetary compensation of Rs 20,000. It is an insult to offer money to a victim of rape and not give her justice,” said BJP state president Rahul Sinha.
‘Media has blown it out of proportion. Abhishek didn’t incite anyone. He was speaking on a public platform and people have heard him. If they think he was at fault, they would reply through ballot.’
Abhishek Banerjee stirred a new controversy by saying that those who dared to challenge the TMC administration will have their eyes gouged out and their hands chopped off.
None of the amendments brought in by CPM and Congress was accepted.
The 2,245 metre barrage has 123 gates and by the government’s own admission some of them have outlived their economic life and serviceability. It demands immediate repairs.
“The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has agreed to the state government’s request to give compensation to the people who were staying in Dattabad. We have agreed to construct 20 more houses as part of the rehabilitation drive,” he said.
Officials said the Bangladeshi premier asked Mamata to attend the state dinner hosted by Hasina in honour of Modi.
Police also recovered several “anti-state” posters from them.
The West Bengal Chief Minister appeared to have stood in the way of inking of a crucial deal over sharing of the common Teesta River at the last minute during former premier Manmohan Singh’s Dhaka tour in 2011.
Atreyee originates in Bangladesh and meanders into India in south Dinajpur district and then reenters Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina were to have flagged off the Dhaka-Agartala leg of the entire service on June 6 in Mamata’s presence.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee targetted almost every official and minister with her scathing.