Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal and the chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). Her party won the Legislative Assembly elections in Bengal in 2011 after 34 years of rule by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Banerjee began her political career in the 1970s as part of the Congress and later split away from it, forming the TMC. She gained popularity in the state by her determined opposition to the land acquisition policies of the CPI(M) for industrialisation. Before becoming the Chief Minister of the state, she held the position of railway minister for two terms. Popularly known as 'didi' in Bengal, she was listed by the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Express photo/File)

Mamata govt’s Gatidhara, Pathadisha initiatives get Skoch award

The state transport department had set a target of bringing in 10,000 unemployed youths under the Gatidhara project, when it was launched in 2014.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee described the BJP as a militant organisation that spreads hatred. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

Message from the top

The war of words between West Bengal CM and state BJP chief is unedifying. Worse, it can fuel cadre violence.

'No one should be spared', says Mamata Banerjee; vows strong action against organisers of arms rallies on Ram Navami

Dilip Ghosh’s ‘encounter threat’: BJP a militant group… I dare them to touch us, says Mamata

“We are not a militant organisation like the BJP. They are arrogant and intolerant. They are religiously biased. They don’t like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs — they are even differentiating between the upper caste and the lower caste Hindus,” Mamata said.

BJP hits back at Mamata Banerjee

BJP hits back at Mamata Banerjee, says she should resign as West Bengal has become ‘hotbed of political killings’

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called the BJP a “militant organisation,” and alleged that it is engaged in dividing people along religious lines, while daring it to attack her party.

Karnataka ministry expansion: Rahul Gandhi speaks to Deve Gowda

Rahul Gandhi turns 48: PM Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee extend birthday wishes to Congress chief

This is Rahul Gandhi’s first birthday since he took over the reins of the Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.

TMC sweeps violent Bengal panchayat polls, BJP is distant second, CPM and Congress trail

It isn’t just Trinamool

Politics in Bengal is about total domination by Party, irrespective of party in power.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (second from right), Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy (third from right), Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (second from left) and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu (left) during a meeting with wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sunita, at her residence.

United against Modi, divided at home: Kejriwal’s crisis shows how the 2019 polls might be fought

A pre-poll national alliance, as opposed to regional alliances, is not consistent with the autonomous aspirations of people. If it hasn’t happened naturally in the past, the BJP is now making it happen by usurping the rights of the states as it did in Delhi.

Asked PM to intervene, resolve ‘constitutional crisis’ in Delhi, say four CMs after NITI Aayog meeting

Asked PM to intervene, resolve ‘constitutional crisis’ in Delhi, say four CMs after NITI Aayog meeting

Kejriwal and three of his ministers have been sitting in at the office of Delhi’s lieutenant governor for the past week to press their demand that the L-G should get the capital’s striking government officials back to work.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee described the BJP as a militant organisation that spreads hatred. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

Mamata Banerjee: PM Narendra Modi didn’t say anything when we raised Delhi crisis with him

Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan, N Chandrababu Naidu and H D Kumaraswamy had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting and urged the Centre to resolve the issue.

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Bengal: Following carcass flesh controversy, govt ropes in film stars asking people to have meat

“I readily agreed to be featured in the campaign on being asked by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to dispel misgivings among people about buying meat and be careful to check its freshness before purchase,” Prosenjit Chatterjee said.

‘Central govt destroying federal structure’: Four non-BJP CMs back Arvind Kejriwal on standoff with L-G

AAP dharna HIGHLIGHTS: The four CM’s had sought an appointment with the L-G but were refused permission. “We were told that the LG is not at home. Our demand is very simple: Sort out the issue, let the elected government work,” Naidu told reporters.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee described the BJP as a militant organisation that spreads hatred. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

AAP dharna: Mamata Banerjee denied permission to meet Kejriwal at L-G’s office

Stepping up the attack on the PM, Raghav Chadha said, “Stopping democratically elected CM of West Bengal from meeting her counterpart, democratically elected CM of Delhi is extremely petty. Shows the insecurity of PM Modi.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the prayer gathering at Red Road in Kolkata on Saturday. (Twitter/@MamataOfficial)

Does loving Hindus mean hating Muslims: CM Mamata on minority appeasement charge

The BJP and some other organisations have been accusing the Bengal CM of indulging in appeasement of Muslims for political reasons.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee described the BJP as a militant organisation that spreads hatred. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

West Bengal govt plans to bring law to tackle fake news

The state government has been preparing a databank on fake news circulated on social media in West Bengal and other parts of the country in the past couple of years, besides keeping records of past offenders while framing the new law, the official said.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee described the BJP as a militant organisation that spreads hatred. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

Mamata Banerjee may attend NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday

As heads of other states also expressed their unwillingness to attend it due to the same reason, Niti Aayog shifted the meeting by a day.