I shall strive every day for our dream India: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee participated today in the Independence Day celebrations on Red Road in Kolkata. She even got down from the stage to shake a leg with Adivasi dancers, who were among the participants.

Earlier, she had tweeted on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of independence.

“On the completion of 75 years of Independence, India must awaken to the real essence of Independence. We must stay true to the vision of our forefathers and keep the aspirations of our future generations at heart. My heartfelt greetings to all my fellow citizens. Jai Hind!

75 years of Independence! Today, we pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of our forefathers that led to our country’s independence. We, the people of India, must preserve their sacred legacy and uphold the dignity of our democratic values and people’s rights.

I have a dream for India! For the people, I want to build a nation where no one goes hungry, where no woman feels unsafe, where every child sees the light of education, where all are treated equally, where no oppressive forces divide the people & harmony defines the day.

It is my promise to the people of this great nation that I shall strive everyday for our dream India. My fellow Indians, what is your dream for India? #MyIdeaForIndiaAt75

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.

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.



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.


What Bengal thinks today, the rest of the country thinks tomorrow: Mamata Banerjee

On this day last year, Mamata Banerjee took place as the chief minister of Bengal for a third consecutive term. Today, on the occasion, she addressed a party meeting at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.

Highlights of her speech:

The Lakshmir Bhandar scheme has been a huge success, with over five lakh people benefitting. The scheme was extended to 20 lakh more mothers and sisters today.

Things have improved hugely compared to the 34-year period of the Left Front rule. Many people were killed and their bodies buried in unknown graves. Earlier, complaints were not undertaken at police stations. Now prompt action is the norm.

Bengal is much safer than the other states. Today in UP if girls go to get justice, victims are made the accused. But here we don’t do that. I don’t even leave my own boys & girls (party workers) if they’re guilty. But there are some who keep circulating fake videos.

You have to do social work to do politics. Today I once again take oath before my mothers and sisters that until I leave, I will work for Bengal. Bengal will show the path to India.

There is no use in talking against me, of misleading and hatching a conspiracy.

I don’t care what others say about me. I care about democracy for my people. Those who celebrate Durga Puja also celebrate Eid. We celebrate all festivals together.


Don’t be scared, keep fighting: Mamata Banerjee’s Eid message from Red Road

Addressing a gathering of around 14,000 people after participating in a prayer service for Eid-ul-Fitr on Red Road on Tuesday, May 3, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured Muslims that “neither I nor my party nor my government will do anything which will make you sad”.

Describing the current situation in the country as “not fine”, she asserted that the “politics of isolation” going on in the country is not welcome.

The chief minister urged the people not to be scared but to be united for a better future.

“The situation in the country is not fine. The policy of divide and rule and politics of isolation going on in the country are not correct. We want unity. Everyone has the right to live together. We enjoy equal rights. Do not be scared and keep on fighting,” she said.

Mamata Banerjee also visited the Sholo Ana Mosque and spoke with the local people, who were quite excited to have her around. She wished everyone on the happy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

This year’s BGBS meet will generate 40 lakh jobs for the youth: Mamata Banerjee at the closing ceremony of BGBS 2022

The two-day annual Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today with a huge response from industrialists from across the globe. It saw the participation of 4,300 delegates, including over 500 international delegates spanning 42 countries.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while speaking at the closing ceremony, stated that Bengal has received investment proposals worth Rs 3,42,375 crore at this year’s summit. As many as 137 MoUs have been signed. “This year’s BGBS meet will generate 40 lakh jobs for the youth,” she said.

“Industry is our goal,” Mamata Banerjee said, adding, “Let us reach a place in 10 years where other states won’t be able to even touch us.”

The chief minister announced that next year, the summit will be held over three days instead of two—February 1, 2 and 3.

At this year’s summit, industrialist Gautam Adani announced an investment of Rs 10,000 crore over a period of 10 years, with an employment potential of 25,000.

Andal Airport and Bagdogra Airport will soon be converted into international airports. Regional airports will come up in Cooch Behar, Malda and other places to connect the districts of Bengal to the other parts of the country.

In the run-up to the summit, several portals were launched by the state government, such as the revamped Shilpa Sathi portal, export facilitation portal, state portal for online exhibitions and the Nijashwini portal for self-help groups.

Dola Sen makes Special Mention on removal of core concepts from CBSE syllabus


Under social science, topics like Constitutional Design, Democratic Rights and Food Security, financial concepts like Goods and Services Tax and Demonetisation, political science concepts like Challenges to Democracy, Democracy and Diversity, Citizenship, topics in history like Nationalism, Secularism, Gender, Religion and Caste, India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, were omitted. The issue has been rectified. This was my suggestion.


Bangla CM announces number for those willing to volunteer health services

During the press conference held at Nabanna Sabhaghar on March 30, called to give the latest updates from Bangla on the fight against the coronavirus, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released a number meant for anyone willing to volunteer any manner of health service. The number is (033) 23412602.

Realising the difficult days that are likely to come and the fact that the cooperation of every citizen of the State is required, the Bangla Government, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, is leaving no stone unturned. Setting up this number is an effort towards setting up a State-wide health volunteer service to combat the coronavirus threat.

“We are operationalizing a special number which anyone volunteering to provide health services during this serious situation can contact: (033) 23412602. A nodal officer will be appointed to handle this number”, she said.

Giving further details, she said, “After calling the number, they should provide three essential details: name, phone number and the type of service they are willing to volunteer for”.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay demands that PM address the Parliament about coronavirus pandemic


Sir, the coronavirus issue has shaken the whole of the world and we are not out of it. And we have heard that today the Hon’ble Prime Minister is going to address the nation at 8 PM. I would also request you let the Hon’ble Prime Minister address the House also, after speaking at the National level.