Asit Mal’s speech during the discussion on“India’s glorious space journey marked by successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3″

Many thanks for giving chance to say something. Mr. Saugata Roy, senior-most member of parliament, he told details about Chandrayaan-3. I am fully agreed with him.

Sir, yet I come to say one point – I would like to convey my heartiest congratulations to the scientists, ISRO. Sir, the success of Chandrayaan-3 has raised our country on a glorious position, the world. I would like to draw a kind attention of the honourable Prime Minister in order to look in the problems of the scientist, ISRO specially and if they do not suffer from monetary problem.

Sir, bohut khushi ka baat hain, West Bengal mein bohut scientist ISRO mein hain. Lekin, humara Bolpur constituency hain, parliamentary constituency, wahan se ek scientist, Bijoy Kumar Dai, Chandrayaan-3 mein kam karta hain. Humara jela Birbhum, Birbhum parliamentary constituency hain, uska MP present hain sir, Satabdi Roy. Teeno scientist Chandrayaan-3 mein kam karta hain. Soumyajeet Chatterjee, Moshraf Hossain, Deepjyoti Dhar – ek garva ka vishay hain.

Sab scientist ka saath ISRO scientist ko fir ekbar bohut avinandan karta hain.

Thank you sir.


BJP will not return to power in 2024: Mamata Banerjee

BJP will not return to power in 2024: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the new metro railway coaches at the Titagarh Wagons Limited factory in Uttarpara. This is also Bengal’s first factory for manufacturing metro coaches.

Highlights of the chief minister’s speech:

• While the unemployment rate in the country has increased to 40 per cent, that in Bengal has reduced.

• We have set up 52 colleges.

• The Andal.Airport will become an international airport.

• We have done a lot of work on implementing social welfare schemes.

• Bengal’s tax collection has increased by four times.

• 529 MSME clusters have been set up.

• Investment worth Rs 15 lakh crore has taken place.

• It won’t be so easy to break up Bengal.

• Why were those steps taken on July 22, which was immediately after our grand July 21 annaul celebrations? [referring to the ED raids on Partha Chatterjee]

• There have been income tax raids on the houses of many industrialists.

• They are using government agencies to destroy the reputations of other political parties.

• Hindustan Motors was given a large amount of land by the Left Front government. As a result, 700 acres are lying vacant.

• The state government will take that over using proper legal ways.

• The state government is investing Rs 72,000 crore in Raghunathpur in Purulia district.

• As soon as coal extraction from Deocha-Pachami stabilises, the state’s citizens will start getting electricity at cheaper prices.

• Rs 15,000 crore is being invested in the building of Tajpur Port.

• The BJP will not return to power in 2024.

In 2024, BJP will drown in a flood of people: Mamata Banerjee

Last two years, the Shahid Dibas rallies were virtual. Therefore, after a long time, there was a record gathering at this year’s rally. Besides Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi, Saugata Roy, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Anit Thapa, Shatrughan Sinha, Firhad Hakim and Birbaha Hansda were present.

Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:

In 2024, BJP will drown in a flood of people.

With a Trinamool government in place, you will continue to receive various subsidies, free ration and other benefits.

The ED and CBI comprise the backbone of BJP, but they can never be used to scare us.

A lot of employment opportunities are being created in Bengal—in Deocha Pachami, Tajpur Port, Bengal Silicon Valley Tech Hub and other places.

The next 50 years, Bengal would be self-sufficient in coal.

Don’t BJP leaders at muri? Even if a patient is admitted to hospital, we now have to pay GST. My question is, how much GST would need to be paid if a person dies?

The Union government is not paying Bengal the money owed over the 100 Days’ Work Scheme. As a result, poor people are not getting money over the past seven months even after working hard. The Centre has stopped payment for other schemes as well. Are you trying to starve people to death simply because you have lost an election? If the BJP government does not pay our 100 Days’ Work due, we will gherao you in Delhi.

I salute the hills people.

Do not try to scare me by using ED and CBI. I do not fear them at all. Only cowards are afraid.

If ED and CBI come, welcome them by giving them muri to eat. Mix a little oil to make it tasty. And tell them, you do not need to worry about paying the GST on this.

Let there be an ideal political party in India, and let theta party be Trinamool Congress.

In 2024, break out from the prison BJP has put you in, and bring about a people’s government.

Joy Bangla dicche dak, joy Bharat benche thak.

BJP hatao, CPI(M) hatao.

I have never seen such a peaceful election in the hills: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for peace and prosperity in Darjeeling and proposed a slew of projects in the hills.

She was speaking in Darjeeling at the swearing-in ceremony of the elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), whose elections were held after a gap of 10 years.

Mamata Banerjee said she will not come to usurp power in Darjeeling and wanted friendship with the people of the hills.

“I want friendship. I don’t want any quarrel. I have only one interest. The hills must move forward. Trust me, I will not come here to usurp power. I will come with love.”

“I have never seen such a peaceful election in the hills. I don’t want a repeat of what happened in the past. Now you have to promise me one thing. Whoever may be the leader, no one will allow any trouble in the hills. If there is peace, the economy will prosper,” said the chief minister.

The chief minister proposed three new satellite towns in the hills, in the fringes of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong, which will include an industrial hub, shops, home stays, shopping malls and restaurants among others. For Mirik, she proposed an earthquake resistant eco-tourism hub.

She proposed a slew of projects including skill training centres for job generation in the hills, schemes to boost homestays and eco-tourism centres around tea gardens, piped drinking water for all by 2024, special business summit for hills, bottling plants around hill streams, government loan for lady drivers, etc.



The next general election will be one where voters will reject the BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today participated in the India Today Conclave East in Kolkata.

Excerpts from her talk:

Why should the name ‘Agnipath’ be used? Since it is about the Indian Army, why not choose a name related to the Army?

Many posts have been done away with in the Railways and other Central government organisations.

I have seen many governments but never such a vindictive one.

The next general election will be one of protest; it will be the one where voters will reject the BJP.

My only interest is in the good of the country, in the progress of the country, in seeing a smile on each and every citizen’s face.



BJP is a party of worthless, incompetent people: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee today spoke at a party workers’ meeting in Asansol.

Highlights of her speech:

  • They have removed 80,000 jobs from the Railways. Where will you get jobs?
  • The BJP is just giving the people lollipops before the 2024 elections. It is a party of worthless, incompetent people.
  • The BJP is saying that over four years, the Union government will recruit just 20,000 people and later another 40,000 people. So won’t even 1,000 people from my state get jobs?
  • If anyone speaks up against the BJP, the CBI and ED are thrust on them.
  • Why are BJP leaders not arrested even after making dirty comments?
  • Why was Mohammed Zubair arrested? What did he do?
  • You have not only won in Asansol. You have completely shut up the BJP.


Our presidential candidate would be decided on the basis of consensus: Mamata Banerjee

Today, 17 anti-BJP parties met at the Constitution Club in New Delhi today on the call of the Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee.

Excerpts from her media interaction:

  • We have friends from Congress, CPI(M), CPI and various other parties here today.
  • The two parties which are missing today must be having some special reason; they might have had some other important work.
  • At the meeting earlier, we have jointly come up with the name of Sharad Pawar as our candidate for the presidential election. It was a joint decision.
  • We came together after a long time. We will again come together soon.


We believe equally in all religions: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference at Nabanna today.


  • We respect all religions equally.
  • I am strongly condemning the irresponsible, provocative and communal comments of some of the BJP leaders.
  • The country’s secular character is in strong need of preservation for a peaceful and secure future.
  • I request all my brothers and sisters of all religions, castes and creeds to maintain peace and togetherness.
  • Divisive comments disturb the peace of the country and poison the thoughts of the people.
  • In Bengal, we have religious unity. We celebrate all festivals with equal fervour.
  • Here, if someone speaks ill about a member of a minority community, the majority community stands beside them.


I’ll even give my blood to stop the division of Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today addressed meetings of party workers in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri.

Highlights of her speeches.

  • They had spoken about Gorkhaland but we will never let that happen. Their intent during elections is to create a rift between the people of the hills and of the Terai and Dooars.
  • Some leaders have no better work than to threaten me. They are talking about killing me if I don’t make North Bengal a separate state. I dare them to point guns at me. I know very well how to blunt their actions.
  • The BJP had promised to open the closed-down tea gardens, but have they done it?
  • The BJP government has increased the price of domestic gas by as much as Rs 500. They give hope before elections but after elections are over, increase the prices of fuels.
  • Let me make it clear. I am ready to give my blood but will not let Bengal be divided.
  • You may be angry over some individual leaders, but don’t misunderstand the party. Without Trinamool, there will no longer be any schemes.
  • If we make a mistake, please correct us. Tell me if you have any complaints.

Dr. Santanu Sen speaks on the discussion on working of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Respected  Deputy Chairman, Sir, good evening one and all. I think the House must be appreciating the farsightedness of our learned Prime Minister who has wisely picked up the right drum beater, and that is why, he has taken away the Chief Ministership and brought our respected person here to beat the drum properly. Thank you.

Now, I might be held responsible because as my previous speaker was talking about facts and figures, in the coming few minutes, by giving some facts and figures, I might bring our learned previous speaker from a manic phase to a depressive phase. I am very sorry for that. It is not me; it is the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and just see what they state.

I am going to prove how the people of the North-East are living, perhaps, the worst possible unhealthy life in the North-East India. The NITI Aayog Sustainable Development Goals state that vector-borne diseases, tobacco-related diseases, cancers and HIV are the major concerns of the North-East Indians. They even had to face racial discrimination during this Covid pandemic. … (Interruptions).

The entire population is only 4.5 crore, but, unfortunately, despite beating his drum so loudly, they could not give proper health to these people. Then, it is not me; it is the WHO which has stated that Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram collectively rank first, so far as cancer cases are concerned, not only in India but in the world. …(Interruptions)…

The ICMR and the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, that is, NCDIR (Bengaluru) states that new cases of cancer in the NorthEast Indians are going to be 57,131 by 2025, which were 50,317 in 2020. Highest incident rate in male cancer patients is 269 per lakh of population in Aizawl of Mizoram, and in female, it is 220 per lakh of population in Papumpare in Arunachal Pradesh.

As far as tobacco related cancer is concerned, the percentage in male population is 49.3 per cent while in females, it is 22.8 per cent; which is half-way, and, in between, there are manic-depressive phases.

So far as tobacco usage is concerned, in India, the percentage of tobacco usage is less than 20 per cent but in North-East India, it is more than 55 per cent. Global Adult Tobacco Survey says that it is very alarming in North East India, especially, in Tripura, where tobacco usage is more than 65 per cent. Non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension, all over India, the percentage is only 11.63 while in North East India, it is more that 26.5 per cent. So far as HIV is concerned, worst-affected State by HIV is Nagaland, which is in North East India.

Now, you are talking about development. Let me give you the figures regarding patients seeking treatment outside. In the case of Sikkim, it is 95.3 per cent. Sir, 95.3 per cent patients of Sikkim seek treatment outside Sikkim while in Nagaland, this is 58.1 per cent. Sir, I am glad to let you know that West Bengal is standing by the side of these affected States of North East India. Under the leadership of hon. Mamata Banerjee, we have a free scheme ‘Health for All’ for all the people coming from all the States of NorthEast India. Sir, my five humble suggestions are, namely, (1) More funds should be allocated; (2) More infrastructure needs to be built; (3) More human resource needs to be provided, (4) More number of AIIMS need to be established, and, lastly, keeping the ego aside, (5) try to adopt the West Bengal’s unique health model, ‘Free Health for All’ for the North East States.

Thank you very much, Sir.