Articles tagged under: Mamta Banerjee

The Kleptocrat’s Club : A note on Mamta Banerjee episode by Arun Jaitley

February 05, 2019
The Kleptocrat’s Club : A note on Mamta Banerjee episode by Arun Jaitley

Mamata Banerjee’s disproportionate over-reaction to the CBI wanting to interrogate the Kolkata Police Chief has flagged several issues for a public discourse. The most important being that a Kleptocrat’s Club now aspires to capture the reigns of India. The Chit Fund Fraud and its Investigation The West Bengal Chit Fund Fraud was unearthed in 2012-13. Its investigations were handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court. The Court monitored these investigations. The CBI has interrogated ...Read More

BJP delegation meets EC on allowing party leaders to campaign in Bengal

February 04, 2019

New Delhi: The BJP, on Monday, met the Election Commission seeking its intervention to ensure that the party leaders, including Union Ministers and state Chief Ministers are allowed to campaign in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal. A party delegation comprising Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, S S Ahluwalia and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Kailash Vijayvargiya pointed to the poll panel that UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was not allowed to campaign in the eastern state on Sunday. The BJP...Read More

Beat State BJP chief with stones: Imam in Kolkata issues fatwa in support of Mamata

December 12, 2016
Beat State BJP chief with stones: Imam in Kolkata issues fatwa in support of Mamata

Kolkata:A muslim cleric today said he has issued a fatwa against Dilip Ghosh for making comments against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, drawing a bitter reaction from the state BJP president. Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Maulana Noor-ur Rahman Barkati told a press conference today that he has issued the fatwa against Ghosh for "making filthy comments against the chief minister". "From where does he get such audacity to make filthy comments against our beloved chief minist...Read More

Gujarat denies Mamata Banerjee’s claim on GSPC

December 09, 2016
Gujarat denies Mamata Banerjee’s claim on GSPC

Kolkata: Gujarat government today denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that the loans extended to Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) by banks had turned out to be non-performing assets (NPAs). "It is wrong to interpret that the loans given by banks to GSPC will turn NPAs," an official of the Gujarat government told reporters here today. The official said that the company, owned by the Gujarat government, had completed its project, laid the pipeline and had been...Read More

Deeply pained by allegations against army, Parrikar writes letter to Mamata

December 09, 2016
Deeply pained by allegations against army, Parrikar writes letter to Mamata

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressing "deep pain" over her allegations against the army for its recent exercise at toll gates in the state and said they can "adversely" impact the morale of the armed forces. In a strongly worded letter, Parrikar said that while political parties and politicians may have the luxury of making "wild and unsubstantiated allegations against each other", one needs to be extremely careful wh...Read More

“Bengalis hang their heads in shame over Mamata’s remarks”

December 02, 2016
“Bengalis hang their heads in shame over Mamata’s remarks”

New Delhi:Slamming Mamata Banerjee for alleging that army personnel at toll plazas were collecting money, Union Minister Babul Supriyo today said Bengalis all over the world "hang their heads in shame" over her insinuation and wondered how "low the politics could go". Reacting to Banerjee's protest over army presence at toll plazas in West Bengal, Supriyo accused her Trinamool Congress of doing "such PR activities" in a "desperate attempt" to position itself as a national party. "All Benga...Read More

Mamata’s ‘coup’ charge at army the lowest of the low: BJP

December 02, 2016
Mamata’s ‘coup’ charge at army the lowest of the low: BJP

New Delhi:Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her "coup" charge at the army, BJP today said making such an allegation is the "lowest of the low" and that she has begun "hallucinating" as demonetisation as rendered illegally acquired crores of rupees of her party worthless. "No sane politician and certainly not a constitutional head has ever levelled such serious charges against the Indian Army. A routine exercise is being made into a controversy. Such behaviour o...Read More

Mamata stays put at secretariat, asks if it was army coup

December 02, 2016

Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continued to stay put at the state secretariat today protesting against army presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an "army coup". Army personnel, however, had left the toll plaza near the secretariat last night. Speaking to reporters late last night at 'Nabanna', the state secretariat, she said, "I will stay at the secretariat to guard our democracy". "Is this a military coup," she asked. She...Read More

Mamata creates drama over routine Army exercise in Bengal and North East

December 02, 2016
Mamata creates drama over routine Army exercise in Bengal and North East

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tonight hardened her stand against the Centre alleging deployment of Army at certain toll plazas in West Bengal without informing the state government and refused to leave her office till the forces were not withdrawn from the toll plaza near the state secretariat. "Why are they (Army) standing here? The police commissioner asked them to move out but they are still standing here. I am observing the whole situation. I am the custodian of my people an...Read More

Mamata flight hovers in sky, party alleges conspiracy

December 01, 2016

Kolkata: A private airline plane carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hovered for over half an hour in the city sky before landing at the NSCBI Airport here tonight, prompting Trinamool Congress to allege that it was a conspiracy to eliminate the party supremo. "The flight took off from Patna at 7.35 PM, an hour behind schedule, and landed here at shortly before 9 PM, after hovering over 30 minutes in the sky due to technical reasons," airport officials said, adding that such i...Read More