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.



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.


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.

Md Nadimul Haque asks a Question on losses faced by e-commerce companies due to internet shutdowns


Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:

(a) whether e-Commerce companies have seen economic losses due to internet shutdown in different parts of the country;

(b) whether Government has estimated the same and if so, the details thereof; and

(c) if not, whether Government plans to estimate the impact of internet shutdowns on e-Commerce companies?


Sir, over 150 days of internet shut down in the State of Jammu & Kashmir has led to many businesses and start-ups, especially in IT and E-commerce, to shut down or leave for better opportunities. Young entrepreneurs have been discouraged from starting online businesses. Sir, my question is, when will the Government take actual steps and not totalistic measures to address this serious crisis?


The order for internet shut down is rarely open to the public. It has been reported that only secretary-level officers can issue such orders like internet shut down, even DMs can also order, Sir.

So my question is, how has the Government allowed internet shut down to be imposed so easily, especially when the repercussions are not just on an area but across whole of India?


Pratima Mondal asks a Question about India’s slipping position in various development indices


Sir, according to NITI Aayog SDG Index 2019, more Indians have fallen into poverty, hunger and income inequality in the past two years and India secured the 102nd position in Global Hunger Index.

In this regard, I would like to know from the Hon’ble Minister, through you Sir, what steps have the government taken to re-evaluate and restructure ongoing schemes, as they do not seem very productive?

If not, then how can the government assure that all targets and goals  will be achieved? Thank you Sir.

Md Nadimul Haque speaks about misuse of public data on govt mobile app


Sir, it has been reported that public data published by a Government of India mobile application called the ‘Vahan App’, is being misused. There is serious concern that this transport ministry app, which allows users to identify vehicle owners, is being used by miscreants for targeted violence through ascertaining identity of vehicle owners.

The Vahan app makes all vehicle registration records across India publicly available. It allows people to look up the name of a car owner by simply using their vehicle registration number. Such open access to citizens’ personal data poses not only a huge privacy risk but may also lead to a potential risk to human life and private property.

However, in March 2019, the Ministry for Road, Transport and Highways rolled out the Bulk Data Sharing Policy, under which it chose to make the vehicle registration database public. Individual consent was not sought for this. It allowed organisations to pay an annual fee of 3 crore rupees, and research and education institutions 5 lakh rupees, to access these databases. In July 2019, the databases were sold to about 87 private and 32 government entities, at a cost of Rs 65 crore.

In the absence of a personal data protection law to protect people’s online privacy, such selling and misuse of data is deeply worrying. I urge the ministry to conceal personal details of individuals in the database and even stop public as well as private access to the data on the portal.

Sir, may I take this opportunity to urge to protect all of us members not only from our right to data privacy but also to ask for clarification from the Minister after he delivers his speech. Sir, what happened yesterday, when Opposition members were not allowed to seek clarification, was totally unacceptable.