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.
The war of words between West Bengal CM and state BJP chief is unedifying. Worse, it can fuel cadre violence.
“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.
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.
This is Rahul Gandhi’s first birthday since he took over the reins of the Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
Politics in Bengal is about total domination by Party, irrespective of party in power.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
The BJP and some other organisations have been accusing the Bengal CM of indulging in appeasement of Muslims for political reasons.
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.
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.