Elaborating on the process, a top Home Ministry official said, “Once we receive a response from MEA, a draft note for the Cabinet will be prepared to bring an amendment. The Constitution amendment bill will then be introduced in Parliament and will need to be approved there, before it goes to the President.”
“Today is International Day of Rural Women. Our govt is working for the empowerment of rural women through self-help groups. The scheme Anandadhara has been very successful in this regard,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.
Opposition parties claimed this was the TMC chief’s way of trying to reach out to the people before the crucial Lok Sabha polls next year.
On September 10, Mamata Banerjee had declared that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees across the state –3,000 in the city and 25,000 in the districts, which would cost the government Rs 28 crore.
On September 10, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees — 3,000 in Kolkata and 25,000 in the districts, which would cost the government a total of Rs 28 crore.
The rally is expected to be the first initiative of a “federal front” envisaged by Banerjee against BJP.
The high court also wondered whether there is a provision for return of unutilised funds if the aim of ‘Safe drive, save life’ campaign is not fulfilled.
The Mamata government had last month reduced petrol and diesel prices by Rs 1 per litre
Banerjee was reacting to the Centre’s announcement of a Rs 2.50-per-litre cut in petrol and diesel prices by reducing the excise duty by Rs 1.50 a litre and asking oil companies to absorb another Re 1.
‘Bhorer Alo’ will have cycling, boating and camping facilities. It will have a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to Bengal Safari.
Sources said investigating officials also took statements of locals and residents of Sheema Apartment, a building outside which the blast took place.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will take over Gandhi Bhavan (Hyderi Manzil) and declared it a heritage building.
“Let us give a call for amity and unity and defeat communalism. Bengal, which stands for tolerance and civility, can never be intimidated by threat, coercion, money power or religious blindness,” the West Bengal CM said.
“Both the CMs agreed that talks should be initiated to solve the issue. The two neighbouring states should work together and assist each other,” said an official communication.
“Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — any sort of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are doing whatever is necessary to curb any potential security threat and will continue to do so,” Rajnath Singh said.