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: CM Banerjee slams cops for ‘misusing safety drive to impose fines’

Earlier, Banerjee had highlighted that a section of public representatives was taking “cut money” from people for providing government schemes. Following her statement, various districts witnessed agitation over refund of “cut money”.

Ready to contest against Mamata in West Bengal polls: Sovan Chatterjee

Sovan Chatterjee dismissed allegations that he had switched over to the saffron camp to save himself from CBI interrogations in the Narada scam.


Mamata Banerjee: Digha will be turned into religious tourism destination

The chief minister announced that her government will equip Digha with all modern facilities and give it a facelift.

Open letter to Chief Minister: ‘Attack on artistes should be condemned like lynching’

Monday’s letter mentions a police lathi charge on a group of teachers protesting at Kalyani in Nadia district on August 17. The contractual teachers were demanding a salary hike and upgrade as permanent staff.

World Humanitarian Day: Human rights totally violated in Kashmir, reiterates Mamata

“Today is World Humanitarian Day. Human rights have been totally violated in #Kashmir. Let us pray for human rights and peace in #Kashmir," she tweeted on Monday.

Mamata Banerjee pulls up ministers after surprise visit to Howrah slum

The chief minister also asked her Cabinet ministers, MLAs, municipality councillors and panchayat members to visit slum areas to listen to people’s grievances.


West Bengal: Aparna Sen, other activists write to Mamata Banerjee against incidents of violence in state

Filmmaker Aparna Sen, who was among the 49 celebrities who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on rising mob lynching cases in the country, is also a signatory in the letter.

People have right to know about Netaji’s disappearance: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee in a tweet said the whereabouts of Netaji were still not known even 74 years after he “disappeared” on August 18, 1945.

Mamata Banerjee recalls Kashmir principle of Vajpayee on his first death anniversary

Banerjee stated that on Independence Day, the people of Kashmir should not feel depressed. “We don’t want Kashmiris to stay separated from us, we want them to live peacefully. On Independence Day, we pray that they don’t stay depressed,” said Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee: Scrapping special status of J&K was done in unconstitutional way

Speaking at a party event in Behala to celebrate Independence Day, the Trinamool Congress chief said that the entire process of scrapping the special status to Jammu and Kashmir was done in an atmosphere of fear.

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'Water is life': Mamata Banerjee leads rally to create awareness on water conservation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday walked in a rally to spread awareness on water wastage among public.

Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Kolkata rath yatra festival

Mamata Banerjee pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the rath yatra, where Nusrat Jahan was a special invitee.


Mamata vs Centre: West Bengal CM holds dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding an indefinite protest following the CBI's attempt to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

Mamata Banerjee's TMC observes its annual Martyrs' Day today, to unveil strategy for next LS polls

In Photos: The Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the party every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal.

TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on Thursday morning amid tight security.

Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.


Darjeeling turns into war zone as GJM steps up agitation for separate 'Gorkhaland' state

On the third day of the indefinite strike, Darjeeling and the surrounding hills in northern Bengal turned into a war zone.

Lalu, Nitish, Akhilesh at Mamata's swearing-in

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time, heading a 42-member ministry.

Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

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Mamata holds dharna, accuses Centre of misusing CBI for political vendetta

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding an indefinite protest following the CBI's attempt to interrogate the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".


Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Poor firefighting mechanism makes dousing fire at Kolkata's Bagree market difficult

Over 60 firefighters were pressed into service even as the fire at Kolkata's Bagree market continued to spread. Congested lanes and lack of firefighting mechanism made the task for firefighters extremely difficult. See more:

Kolkata bridge collapse: Rescue operations continue at the site, Mamata Banerjee to visit at 2 pm

At least one person was killed and 25 others injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majherhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. The rescuers did not find anyone trapped in the debris overnight, but a police officer said clearance operations was

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.


Idea Exchange With Sugata Bose, Historian and TMC MP

Sugata Bose, TMC MP from West Bengal and a prominent historian has been critical of the government in the Parliament. At Idea Exchange, he expresses concern over the ‘poison of religious hatred’ being spread and discusses many pressing issues.

The Mamata Banerjee Interview

In an exclusive interview with Indian Express, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Opposition hasn’t taken a serious hit from Nitish Kumar’s exit. Here are some excerpts from the interview To know the complete story watch out the video.

Supreme Court Rejects Mamata Government's Plea In Narada Sting Operation Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the CBI investigation into Narada sting operation case will continue and has given the agency one month to conduct its preliminary inquiry, rejecting the state government’s plea that sought to prevent the CBI from probing the case. The decision was taken by a three-judge bench after the West […]

Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam: Mamata Banerjee Slams PM Modi After TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay's Arrest

Stung by the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using CBI, ED and Income Tax department against those who raised voice against demonetisation and dared him to arrest her and all TMC MPs. She asserted that their protest against note ban would […]