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May 13, 2016

Five years of Poriborton in Bengal

Five years of Poriborton in Bengal

May 13, 2011. The date will forever be etched in history, thanks to Didi.

The 34-year old Left `citadel` in Bengal was converted to rubble. The mandate of Ma, Mati, Manush prevailed over the Red brigade.

Four years of running a cash-strapped Government is an inhuman job. West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee has proved to be much more than ordinary. Although a lion`s share of the State`s revenue is being taken away by the Centre as instalments for the debt incurred by the Left regime, with repeated requests of a debt moratorium falling onto the deaf ears of the Centre, West Bengal has carried out development in every sector in the State. Unthinkable, yet true.

What has the Government achieved in these four years? Democracy, peace and progress. Mamata Banerjee has given aconfidence to the people. There is hope in the air that Bengal can be the best.And Bengal has proven it. From fair price medicine shops to the Kanyashree scheme,from 100 Days’ Work Scheme to Jangalmahal, Bengal is a national model.

Four years ago, we had little to boastabout. Now we can boast about Brand Bengal – Biswa Bangla. Trinamool raised the slogan bodla noy, bodol chai and lived up to the principle in the last four years.

Mamata Banerjee has changed the work culture of the West Bengal Government. She did something that was unthinkable. She shifted the State Secretariat from Writers` Buildings to Nabanna (in Howrah). She set up a branch secretariat – Uttarkanya in Siliguri, North Bengal. She conducted over 80 administrative meetings at block level in four years, thus demonstrating how power can be decentralised from Kolkata to the districts.

As the old song goes-

It takes courage to answer a call,

It takes courage to lose your all,

It takes courage to risk your name,

It takes courage to be true.

It takes courage to dare,

Onethat no will share;

To bestanding alone,

One whom no one will own;

To beready to stake for another one’s sake,

It takes courage to be true.